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Reps tell Tinubu to enforce executive order on patronising made-in-Nigeria products

The order, signed by former Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo in 2017, requires MDAs to patronise made-in-Nigeria products.

• February 9, 2024
Made in Nigeria bags, shoes and furnitures
Made in Nigeria bags, shoes and furnitures

The House of Representatives has urged President Bola Tinubu to ensure implementation and compliance with Executive Order 003 of 2017 on the patronage of locally produced products, including textiles.

The resolution followed the adoption of a motion by Esosa Iyawe (Labour Party, Edo) during a plenary in Abuja.

In his motion, he said the textile sector represented a major hub of economic activity in most developing countries, adding that it had been a major player in the manufacturing sector of Nigeria’s economy.

He explained that the Nigerian textile industry used to be the largest employer of labour after the government, with companies like Kaduna Textile Ltd. (KTL) and United Nigerian Textile Plc, among others.

He said the non-compliance with 2017 Executive Order 003 and Nigerians’ low patronage of local textiles in favour of cheap imported fabrics would continue to underprice the textile products in Nigeria.

He said such an attitude would further cripple Nigeria’s textile industry and consequently hamper the country’s economic growth.

Adopting the motion, the parliament urged Mr Tinubu’s government to ensure implementation and compliance with Executive Order 003 of 2017.

It also urged the government to embark on awareness campaigns to sensitise Nigerians to the benefits of patronising indigenous textile manufacturers.

The parliament also urged the Nigerian Armed Forces, the Nigeria Police Force, the Federal Road Safety Corps, the National Security and Civil Defence Corps, and the Nigeria Immigration Service, among others, to patronise NUTGTWN.

The house further urged the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade, and Investment to provide a conducive environment to attract indigenous and foreign investments for sustainable economic development.

It mandated the Committees on Industry and Legislative Compliance to ensure compliance.

The order, signed by former Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo in 2017, requires federal government ministries, departments and agencies to show patriotism by prioritising locally made goods to boost the weak economy and create jobs.


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