9th Assembly will strengthen manufacturing – Lawan
YBTC News-The President of the Senate, Dr Ahmad Lawan, on Tuesday assured manufacturers that the Ninth National Assembly would strengthen the sector with enabling laws to boost growth and job creation in the nation.
Lawan, who was represented by the Chairman, Senate Committee on Industry, Sen. Bayo Osinowo, gave the assurance at the ongoing 47th Annual General Meeting of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), on Tuesday in Lagos.
According to Lawan, the manufacturers are the solution for job creation in Nigeria and will thrive better if they have an enabling environment.
Lawan said: “The Ninth Assembly is ready to ensure that there are laws which will strengthen manufacturing, as well as bridge the gap between the manufacturers and the government.
“We will not only promote adequate and effective communication between MAN and government but will also create conducive atmosphere for the voice of the manufacturers to be heard.
“The Next Level agenda of the government will continue to support the growth of industry and also protect relevant manufacturers from being saddled with unnecessary importation of goods that can be produced by Nigerians.”
He urged the Association to continue to provide good platforms for the manufacturing industry, so they can rival the dominance of the oil industry in Nigeria.