Senate President Bukola Saraki on Monday launched the #MadeInNigeria Challenge. The campaign is organised to showcase everyday products that are used by Nigerians and produced by Nigerians locally that serves as an alternative to imported products, he said.
How to participate in #MadeInNigeria Challenge
He advised participants to “be sure to use the hashtag #MadeInNigeria in all your submitted videos”.
Objectives of the #MadeInNigeria Challenge
The senate president expressed hope that in the next few weeks, policy makers would identify products and ideas that can be matched with investors and government agencies.
He added: “To wrap up the Challenge, in March, we will be inviting some of the finalist to a Made In Nigeria Roundtable at the Senate. This Roundtable will allow us, legislators, Government Agencies, business owners, and everyday Nigerian consumers to review and update the report of NASSBER, the National Assembly Business Environment Roundtable, which was held in 2016 to improve the ease of doing business in the country.
“As part of Senate’s oversight of government agencies, we will also use the opportunity to get feed back on the Public Procurement Act passed by Senate in 2016 which mandates government agencies to give preference to local manufacturers in Procurement of goods and services”
For details, check out the hashtag #MadeInNigeria on Twitter.