During the recent Made-in-Aba Trade Fair in Abuja, Saraki and other senators that attended the fair, promised to advocate for increased patronage of made in Nigeria goods as a show of patriotism, and to help encourage the country’s small and medium scale enterprises (SMEs).
Saraki also promised to champion a change in the Procurement Act of Nigeria, to make locally manufactured goods the first option in the government procurement process. A motion to this effect has been raised and passed on the floor of the senate.
Shortly after the trade fair, the chairman of Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing (IVM), Chief Innocent Chukwuma paid a visit to the Senate President, and after extensive deliberations, Saraki promised to patronise the car maker too.
In line with the aforementioned promise, according to his Special Assistant on New Media, Bamikole Omishore, Saraki has also added IVM vehicles to his official motorcade. During plenary today, Saraki also donned a completely Made-in-Aba Igbo attire. (National Helm)