Africa News Service

Meltdown - Yar'Adua Tasks Nigerians on Consumer Patriotism.

Byline: Henry Umoru

Oct 14, 2009 (Vanguard/All Africa Global Media via COMTEX) -- President Umaru Yar'Adua said yesterday that there was the need for Nigerians to be patriotic in consuming made in Nigeria goods if the country must attain the expected industrial base, just as it stressed that our industries have closed down because of lack of patronage.

According to him, Nigerians must exhibit that patriotism by going for goods manufactured in the country if Nigeria must counter the effect of the global economic meltdown where people will be gainfully employed.

Speaking in Abuja at the official launch of the flag_off Campaign for patronage of Made_in_Nigeria products, President Yar'Adua who disclosed that the government was boosting the textile sector with an additional N30billion Naira, said with this, the dedicated Textile Development Fund would now move from 70 billion Naira to 100 billion Naira. …

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