Samples of Nigeria-made products
The House of Representatives has urged the Federal Government to ensure implementation and enforce 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 Rep. Esosa Iyawe during 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 non-compliance with 2017 Executive Order 003 and the low patronage of local textiles by Nigerians in favour of cheap imported fabrics would continue to underprice the textile products in Nigeria.
Adopting the motion, the House urged the Federal Government to ensure implementation and enforce compliance with Executive Order 003 of 2017.
It also urged the federal government to embark on awareness campaigns to sensitise Nigerians to the benefits of patronising indigenous textile manufacturers.