Wow! 'Made-in-Aba shoe' Daily Export Hits 1m Pairs.

Date: 22-09-2014 6:13 am (7 years ago) | Author: Mister Jay Wonder
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The Aba shoe industry project in South-East Nigeria is heading for global market with daily export fig­ures of one million pairs to other African countries, the President of the Abia Think Tank Association, Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa has said.

Ohuabunwa , who stated this during a press conference ahead of a two-day economic sum­mit in Aba, said that the shoemakers produce quality that compares with the Italian brands, adding that despite leading the Africa market, they are yet to have presence outside the con­tinent.

“We have started forming the shoemakers into cooperative societies so that they can have access to funding from development finance institutions like the Bank of Industry as well as capacity building and linkage to international market,“
he said.

He explained that when he was in Aba where they make shoes billed for Cameroon, Ivory Coast and Gabon even to Zaira over one million pairs of shoes are exported daily out of Aba.

“I found out that they were doing the work without mini­mum support from anybody. But when I calculated their returns on those investments, I found it was peanuts. They work like elephant but eat like ant. They sweat to bring in their ingenuity but because they are not properly har­nessed, the return on invest­ments is meager,” he said. The former Chairman of Economic Summit Group la­mented that one of the great­est problems facing made-in-Nigeria products is the lack of policy backing by the govern­ment. “When products made- in- Nigeria are patronized by government and ordinary people then more goods will be produced, wealth created and prosperity will be spread among Nigerians,” he said.

He stated that once the made-in-Nigeria policy is sustained in the medium and long term percentage of Ni­geria’s manufacturer products in composite of export will in­crease and percentage of total imported goods will decrease.

If the policy is properly im­plemented, he said there will be wealth creation and more employment in Nigeria. He urged Nigerians to de­velop confidence in Made-in-Nigeria products and trade on the products in order to facili­tate more productivity in the country.

Ohuabunwa pointed out that Aba remains the econom­ic and industrial hub of Eastern states and Nigeria with great potentialities yawning for ex­ploitation.

He explained that the forthcoming summit with the theme, “Aba as the Cen­terpiece of Abia Economic Renaissance” will consolidate and deepen the gains of the previous edition and maintain the momentum in focusing at­tention of private and public sectors in Aba to resolve a ver­itable and strategic roadmap for the state’s development.


Posted: at 22-09-2014 06:13 AM (7 years ago) | Addicted Hero
- Ritabrenice at 22-09-2014 06:16 AM (7 years ago)
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I dey like Aba shoes dat year o
Posted: at 22-09-2014 06:16 AM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Fazeifeanyi at 22-09-2014 06:36 AM (7 years ago)
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Oh Goodness - This is way forward - God bless Nigeria Product -AMEN
Posted: at 22-09-2014 06:36 AM (7 years ago) | Newbie
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- Fazeifeanyi at 22-09-2014 06:38 AM (7 years ago)
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Oh My Goodness - This is way forward - God bless Nigeria Product -AMEN
Posted: at 22-09-2014 06:38 AM (7 years ago) | Newbie
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- daveobahon at 22-09-2014 07:07 AM (7 years ago)
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Good one
Posted: at 22-09-2014 07:07 AM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- DrSoba at 22-09-2014 07:13 AM (7 years ago)
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Nice
Posted: at 22-09-2014 07:13 AM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Wysetots at 22-09-2014 07:20 AM (7 years ago)
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Good......unfortunately......we have a government driven by a 3-point agenda.

1. Loot.

2. Loot.

3. Loot.
Posted: at 22-09-2014 07:20 AM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- zeigbo at 22-09-2014 08:12 AM (7 years ago)
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this is made in BIAFRA

God bless.   BIAFRA

BIAFRANS LEAD others follow

Posted: at 22-09-2014 08:12 AM (7 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- mary11 at 22-09-2014 08:58 AM (7 years ago)
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Igbo kwenu !!!
we the best

Posted: at 22-09-2014 08:58 AM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- chidi4reala at 22-09-2014 10:56 AM (7 years ago)
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BIAFRAN ooooo....... no be all those witches of middlrbelt
Posted: at 22-09-2014 10:56 AM (7 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Originalsly at 22-09-2014 11:18 AM (7 years ago)
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Hmmm.....can he count to a million?....one million pairs of shoes out of Aba daily? How can the more profitable markets be i.terested when the president is a flat out liar?No doubt..the shoes are mu h better and durable than many of those established brands in Europe and .orth America.
Posted: at 22-09-2014 11:18 AM (7 years ago) | Upcoming
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- morgrawl231 at 22-09-2014 12:09 PM (7 years ago)
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Nice one,,,,
Posted: at 22-09-2014 12:09 PM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- karr at 22-09-2014 12:19 PM (7 years ago)
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ENYIMBA CITY, ABA PEOPLE KNOWS ABA PEOPLE. ABA MUST SURELY COME BACK AS ABA,UP ABA ENYIMBA CITY.
Posted: at 22-09-2014 12:19 PM (7 years ago) | Newbie
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- christianity at 22-09-2014 01:13 PM (7 years ago)
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good to hear,they should not relent in their effort to be able to compete with their counterparts from oda parts of the world.
Posted: at 22-09-2014 01:13 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- cocoeni at 22-09-2014 03:11 PM (7 years ago)
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Cool.. aba made better pass china made 10x
Posted: at 22-09-2014 03:11 PM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- orekiata at 22-09-2014 04:40 PM (7 years ago)
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Cool
Posted: at 22-09-2014 04:40 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- akinmanchy at 22-09-2014 04:43 PM (7 years ago)
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OK

Posted: at 22-09-2014 04:43 PM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- dareper at 22-09-2014 08:29 PM (7 years ago)
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That's cool
Posted: at 22-09-2014 08:29 PM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- Solkun at 22-09-2014 09:58 PM (7 years ago)
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And the abokis, what do they do ? Looting, looting  & looting. God bless Biafra.
Posted: at 22-09-2014 09:58 PM (7 years ago) | Newbie
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- ugbang at 22-09-2014 10:25 PM (7 years ago)
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 YOU SEE! THAT IS THE REASON WHY THEY WANT TO BAN PUMPMO SO THAT IT CAN BE USED FOR THINGS LIKE THESE. 
Posted: at 22-09-2014 10:25 PM (7 years ago) | Upcoming
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