Manufacturers Association of Nigeria has called for improvement in the industry’s value chain for competitiveness and boosting its contribution to the country’s Gross Domestic Product.
The president, Mansur Ahmed, made this call at a press briefing in Lagos for the 47th annual general meeting of the association from September 2 to 4, 2019, in Lagos with the theme ‘Improving Value Chain in the Manufacturing Sector for Competitiveness and Job Creation’.
He said it was borne out of the need to highlight the significance of improved manufacturing value chain linkages in the efforts to make the sector competitive, contribute more to the GDP and create the much-needed jobs in Nigeria.
Ahmed stated that President Muhammadu Buhari, along with the president and chairman, Board of Directors of African Export-Import Bank, Professor Benedict Oramah, would grace the three-day event.
The event would host 100 Made in Nigeria exhibitors who cut across the 10 sectors of MAN, he added.
At the event, Afreximbank president will showcase the demo of the Pan-African Payment System endorsed by the African Union as well as the African Customer Due Diligence Depository Platform (MANSA).
He stated further that there would be an interactive session with the Comptroller- General of Nigeria Customs Service, Col. Hameed Ali, while members would be afforded the opportunity to interface with the service and address the challenges they face in their normal course of doing business.
He commended the media for being supportive and collaborative since he became MAN president last year, calling for continuous commitment to remain unwavering in advocating a friendlier operating environment for the manufacturing sector and the economy in general.
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