Nigerian industrialists deserve extra patronage, recognition
Lagos-based chartered accountant and enterprise govt, Mr. TobeOlisa Oli, had applauded the latest recognition and award of honorary doctorate levels on three excellent Anambra State born-industrialists- Chief Cletus Ibeto of Ibeto Group, Dr. Innocent Chukwuma of Innoson Motors and Chief Daniel Chukwudozie of Dozzy Oil Group- by the Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK) and Ebonyi State University for his or her immense contribution to the development of the nation’s financial system and philanthropy has acquired commendation from throughout the nation.
Oli, who described the trio as large pacesetters in native manufacturing whose merchandise have individually and collectively put the nation on enviable place on the world map, instructed The Guardian in Nnewi, yesterday, whereas celebrating the trio, stated they have been honours effectively deserved.
He referred to as on the nationwide/state assemblies, the federal and state governments to pursue the regulation on patronage of Nigerian-made items with vigour to encourage these industrialists to do extra and higher, declaring that no different nation or nationals would do it for Nigeria.
According to him, within the United Kingdom (UK), no official of state is allowed to make use of some other automotive model apart from British-made vehicles, questioning why the Nigerian governments in any respect ranges can not do the identical by patronising native producers.
He had the trio and different native producers throughout the nation have immensely contributed to the nation’s financial system, supplied thousands and thousands of direct and oblique employment and livelihood to residents and donated to instructional and well being establishments, in type of scholarships, constructing roads and intervening in dire social and financial conditions in components of the nation, even when the operational terrain remained harsh and insecure.