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Reps Ask Local Manufacturers To Inscribe “Made-In-Nigeria On All Goods



The House of Representatives on Tuesday urged the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment through the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) to mandate all companies to inscribe “Made in Nigeria” on all goods manufactured in Nigeria.

The House further mandated its Committee on Industry to interface with the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) and other relevant bodies to ensure total compliance and adherence.

The House resolution follows the adoption of a motion by Hon. Joseph Nwobasi on the “Need to Inscribe “Made in Nigeria” on Goods Produced in Nigeria” at plenary.

Presenting the motion, the lawmaker noted that most Nigerian products are difficult to identify due to the absence of the “made in Nigeria” inscription on the goods or products

“Also notes that Nigeria is endowed with human and natural resources to support and propel a self sustaining and production-based economy;

“Aware that over the years, numerous industrial activities in Nigeria have faced decline due to government policies, inadequate infrastructure, and a lack of a conducive business environment;

“Also aware that companies and entrepreneurs continue to produce essential commodities such as textiles, clothing, shoes, processed food, beverages, motor parts, fabrics, and other essential commodities.

“Concerned that the non-inscription of “Made in Nigeria” on Nigeria locally manufactured goods may have negative impact on the pride, patriotism, and support for local manufacturing, thus, discouraging originality and ingenuity among entrepreneurs;

“Worried that if the apathy in inscribing “Made in Nigeria” on goods produce in Nigeria is not checked and corrected, other countries will claim credit for Nigerian goods and materials exported, thereby hindering its competitiveness in the international market;

“Aware that China, Taiwan, and India are facing similar challenges as Nigeria, but they maintained their ground and confidence in their abilities and native goods, enabling them to compete favourably with other nations;

“Also aware that these Countries have become global market leaders in various industries due to their unwavering determination, diligence, and confidence in their ability to prosper and showcase their native goods such as footwear, machinery, power plants, cars, tricycles (Keke), and motorcycles.”

The House challenged Nigerians to take pride in local manufacturers’ work by stamping “Made in Nigeria” on goods to assert ownership rights and prevent unauthorised imports in the country.