So much has been done over the past three years to promote Made-in-Nigeria products.

That has been achieved to a large extent, but challenges remain.

For Nigerian manufacturers, the major challenge is breaking into the international market with Nigerian made goods.

That is why the manufacturers, under the aegis of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, MAN are lamenting that locally produced goods are still finding it difficult competing in the global market.

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The President, MAN, Dr Frank Jacobs, declared this on Saturday at the 34th Annual General Meeting and Public Lecture of MAN, Rivers/Bayelsa branch, in Port-Harcourt.

Commenting on the theme of the event, which was ‘The Challenges of Manufacturing in a Globalised Economy’, Jacobs said it was apt, since “made-in-Nigeria products are struggling to compete with its likes in the global market.”

He appealed to the federal and state governments to work in synergy with MAN to improve and stabilise the economy.

Also speaking at the function, the Director-General, Standards Organisation of Nigeria, Mr Osita Aboloma, explained that the agency would continue to introduce different strategies and initiatives to make Nigerian products competitive at the global arena.

He said: “The manufacturing sector holds the key to economic growth and poverty reduction in Nigeria and this is why SON will stop at nothing to rid the nation of substandard goods.”

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