The Katsina State branch of All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN) in Katsina State has joined millions of Nigerians in their quest for increased patronage of locally made goods, insisting that the move will go a long way in boosting the fortunes of the nation’s economy.
The state AFAN chairman, Yau Umar Gojogojo made the call in Katsina during an interaction with newsmen, while reiterating the commitment of AFAN Katsina to the production of local goods, especially agricultural produce.
Gojogojo said patronizing made in Nigeria goods is an essential requirement for addressing the much talked about unemployment and its attendant consequences of vice and poverty.
“There is no point reasserting the fact that we need to patronize locally made goods to boost the economy and help refocus our direction towards attaining greatness and being a force to be reckoned with at the global arena. Cultivating the habit of using locally produced goods, including our local farm produce like rice and others, will help boost food production, encourage local industries to grow and ultimately boost internally generated revenue,” he said.
He said with the nation’s huge human capital, which made it a viable market for goods produced in the country, the time was ripe for Nigerians to show true patriotism buy buying Nigerian to grow Nigeria.