Made-in-Nigeria goods can compete internationally with improved quality – RMRDC

The Raw Materials Research and Development Council (RMRDC), on Wednesday, said that Made-in-Nigeria goods could stand the chance of national and international competition given improved quality and price.
The Director-General, Hussaini Ibrahim, said this during the first roundtable for journalists on National Strategy for Competitiveness in Raw Materials and Product Development in the country.
The roundtable was organised by the Strategy Implementation Task Unit (SITU) of the Council aimed at positioning the country’s raw materials for economic growth and advanced industrialisation.
Ibrahim, who was represented by Chuks Ngaha, the Deputy Director, Public Affairs Unit, said that improving the quality of Made-in-Nigeria goods would develop the economy.
“For our Made-in-Nigeria goods to be competitive both nationally and internationally, the raw materials have to be competitive in quality and price.
“This is a task that must be emphasised if the economy must grow,” he said.
He recalled that the strategy document was a collaborative effort from different media organisations and was approved in May by the Federal Executive Council for implementation.
The D-G said that the implementation of the national strategy had started with an advocacy which engaged stakeholders across board in the country.
He said that the project would be achievable with collaborations, necessitated keeping the media abreast with the success of the strategy implementation and would avail them opportunity to make inputs.
Abayomi Oguntunde, the Director, Bio-Resources Technology Department, Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, said that the strategy would enable the media promote raw materials in the country.
Oguntunde observed that it would enable a policy framework of government to empower business communities through creating the enabling environment for Made-in-Nigeria goods to thrive.

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