The Minster of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma, has stated that the promotion of ‘Made in Nigeria’ goods and services will form the crux of discussions at the forthcoming 22nd edition of the National Economic Summit (NES 22).
Udoma, said this at a media briefing in Lagos at the weekend on the summit billed to hold between October 10 and 12 at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, said it is designed to encourage more production and consumption of made in Nigeria goods and services.
He noted that, “with more patronage, Nigerian producers will be encouraged to improve the quality of their products.
As the quality of our goods and services improve, international demand will increase,” adding that the fastest route to economic growth and job creation for the youth population of the country was to pursue export-led growth.
Speaking further on the summit with the theme, “Made in Nigeria”, the Minister explained that it will “provide a perfect opportunity and platform for a national discussion on Made in Nigeria to promote goods and services that are already up to standards for consumption, encourage exports and increase opportunities for SMEs.”
The NESG Chairman, Kyari Buka, represented by Mrs. Wonu Adetayo, called for concerted efforts by all stakeholders to move the nation’s economy forward, saying, “we are at a point in our national development that all hands have to come together.