….. repositioning the economy through the diversification policy
The President of federal republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari has thrown his weight behind the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, (MAN), in quest to create development strategies that would boost industrialisation in the country.
President Buhari made this statement during the 2019 Exhibition and 47th Annual General Meeting, AGM of the Association on Tuesday in Lagos adding that the manufacturers sector as a key driver in the economic development of any nation cannot be over emphasized.
Buhari, was represented at the event by the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investments, Adeniyi Adebayo, made it clear that developing the sustainable industrial environment would require collective efforts, so my administration would continue to reposition the manufacturing industry to perform optimally.
Nevertheless, PMB highly praised MAN for their contributions toward economic development of the country through their manufactured goods.
He therefore urged the manufacturers to continue to discover and develop strategies that would fully make Nigeria an industrialised nation.
The President assured the MAN that the ‘Next Level’ agenda of my administration would consolidate the gains and achievements of the first tenure as well as expand the national frontier for more economic growth and development.
He said: “You will believe with me that the last four years have been tough; this administration is working toward repositioning the economy through the diversification policy.
“The ‘Next Level’ Agenda of the government will continue to support the manufacturing industry and protect relevant manufacturers to ensure that they are not saddled with those goods that can be produced locally.
“We have the resources and manpower to produce most of the needed goods in the country and with the manufacturers’ collaboration; the nation’s productivity will be improved.”
The MAN President, Engr Mansur Ahmed in his early welcome address has said your (Buhari) presence is a clear demonstration of your commitment to the growth and development of the manufacturing sector in Nigeria.
Engr congratulate Buhari for the victory recorded at the polls and that re-election affirms the confidence that the country has in your leadership and your passion for ensuring the wellbeing of Nigerians.
“MAN considers this second term as another life time opportunity to consolidate on the achievements recorded during the first term in office, accomplish the various laudable projects, initiate policy measures that would enhance competitiveness and deliberately set the manufacturing sector on the path of sustainable growth. We pray that almighty God will give you wisdom and good health to surpass the expectations of all Nigerians.”
The Captioned Photo: The President of federal republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari