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BREAKING: Why Nigerians must patronise local products–NOA

The National Orientation Agency (NOA) has urged Nigerians to cultivate the habit of patronizing made-in-Nigeria goods and services for the growth and development of the nation’s economy.

Mrs. Yomi Olasinde, the Osun Director of the agency, made the call during a sensitization program on Friday in Osogbo. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the sensitization program was tagged

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“Patronise Made-in-Nigeria Products and Services.” Olasinde said the economy of a nation could only grow when locally made goods and services were promoted through patronage by the citizens.

” The significant problems of Nigeria’s economy are over-dependence on imported goods which weakens the currency, creates unemployment and consistently reduces the Gross Domestic Product,” she said.

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Olasinde said by patronizing local products; the nation would become self-reliant economically, adding that Nigerians must change their orientation about different products.

Also speaking, Mr. Olawuyi Samuel, a representative of the Standards Organisation of Nigeria(SON) also urged Nigerians to patronize made-in-Nigeria products which meet standards to encourage local producers and create jobs.

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Mr. Gboyega Olowoporoku, a representative of the state Ministry of Agriculture Food and Security, urged Nigerians to embrace farming to drive the economy.