Obasanjo Goes Local, Buys Made in Aba Shoes (Photos)
Obasanjo has commended Governor Okezie Ikpeazu for promoting home made products.
Former president of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo has encouraged the purchase of indigenous products by placing an order for made-in-Aba shoes.
Obasanjo placed the order for the shoes during the 2016 Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Forum in Lagos, Daily Post reports.
Speaking as one of the panelist at the forum, Obasanjo commended Governor Okezie Ikpeazu for promoting indigenous products.
“Governor, I listened to you and I commend you for what you’re doing in Abia. Please keep doing what you’ve told us you’re doing,” he said.
On his part, Ikpeazu, who serves as the marketing officer of made-in-Aba product said Aba remains the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) capital of Nigeria, where young Nigerians were engaged in the business of making of shoes, clothing and other products.
The Abia state governor added that a firm that had an order to supply up to 50,000 military boots was currently in Aba, where Aba shoemakers were making the production.
Ikpeazu said: “I am happy to announce here that Aba which is the commercial nerve centre of the Abia State and Old Eastern Region of Nigeria, is also the SME capital of Nigeria, where young people are in the business of making shoes, bags and clothes, including the one I am wearing.
“Let me also announce here that a private firm, that has an order to supply 50,000 military boots is currently in Aba, where our shoemakers are in production for the firm.”
below are some of the shoes made in Aba:
Meanwhile, the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has gone hard on the federal government over proposed increase of the N18,000 minimum wage.
Speaking to Vanguard, the president of NLC Ayuba Wabba called on President Muhammadu Buhari not to abandon the union’s request.
Wabba said the increase in the minimum wage is the logic used by the United States of America to address recession.
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