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Osinbajo restates FG’s commitment to local products


Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo. PHOTO: Twitter/Nigeriagov<br />

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has assured that government will continue to support Nigerian entrepreneurs towards producing goods and services for the people.

While unveiling the Nigeria @60 Expo in Abuja, Osinbajo said: “Time has come for our great nation to produce locally what they consume. The move will further help in creating jobs but more importantly increase our internally generated revenue base, in line with the economic diversification policy of government. This is not the time for us to continue to rely on a single commodity like oil to fund our financial needs.”


In his opening address, Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Richard Adeniyi Adebayo, said: “It is not surprising that in celebrating 60 years of our nationhood, the fruits of the labour of our people to create products and services deserve to be celebrated and encouraged.”

He said activities drawn up for the five-day event include, exhibition of made-in-Nigeria products, live performances by cultural troupes from the six geo-political zones of the country, and an essay competition.

“Our tourism sector still remains largely unexploited. The celebration seeks to showcase the rich cultural heritage of our people to the whole world such that Nigeria can become a destination of choice for tourism,” he added.

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