Buying Made-in-Nigeria Goods Will Help Increase Nigeria’s Foreign Exchange


The Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilization (CBAAC) has urged the Federal Government to create an enabling environment for `Made-in-Nigeria’ goods to thrive in the country.

The Director-General of the centre, Dr Ferdinand Anikwe, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that such a policy would motivate and encourage local manufacturers to produce quality goods that would be accepted locally and internationally.

“Creating enabling environment for local manufacturers will also ensure the sustainability of the Made-in-Nigeria goods and promote employment for many unemployed.

“It will also help to increase the nation`s foreign exchange earnings from those exported overseas,” he said.

According to him, the country could earn huge revenues by investing in our diverse locally made goods such as crafts, local fabrics, beads and agricultural products.

Anikwe said that CBAAC was doing all within its reach to promote this policy of the Federal Government to its logical conclusions.

The CBAAC boss also urged Federal Government to ensure that more locally made goods were exported than importing foreign products.