Minister tells Nigerians to focus on product quality, service delivery

Minister of trade and investment, Mr Okechukwu Enelamah PHOTO: PHILIP OJISUA


The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr Okechukwu Enelamah, has said the focus of government and enterprises should be on product quality and service delivery so as to ensure that standard of goods and services are not compromised in the country.

Enelamah, who was represented by the Director Nigeria Commodity Exchange, Mrs Omolulu Opeyemi, stated this in a paper he presented at the Nigeria National Quality Award Distribution ceremony held at Sheraton Hotel, Lagos.

He said, “the award by UNIDO was apt, especially as the nation’s economy has stabilised,” adding, “such programme was needed for sustainability.”Enelemah disclosed that the enterprising spirit of Nigerians would be more productive without hurdles in their path.

He said that this was the government’s strategic policy for industrial development with the cooperation and partnership with international bodies like UNIDO for effective development of industrial initiatives toward impacting the economy.

The minister said that government recently embarked on an industrialisation programme to increase the contribution of manufacturing sector to Gross Domestic Products (GDP) in the next five years.

According to him, the initiative will make Nigeria a manufacturing hub for West Africa region and diversification of the economy will be driven through the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP).

He said that the plan was to periodically review economic performance, opportunities, trends and challenges within the sector toward providing innovative intervention to boost investment and productivity.

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