FG Urged To Ban Importation Of Toothpick

Date: 03-11-2011 7:58 am (9 years ago) | Author: Daniel Bosai
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- at 3-11-2011 07:58 AM (9 years ago)
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An industrialist, Mr Paul Okpue, has called on the Federal Government to ban the importation of toothpick to encourage local production of the product.

Okpue, the Chairman of Panicenduweli Nigeria Limited, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja that the ban would make prospective industrialists to venture into the manufacturing of the product.



NAN reports that Panicenduweli is the only indigenous company in the country that produces bamboo toothpick, and bamboo flooring.

But Okpue expressed concern over the flooding of the country with imported toothpicks.

He said that the development had the potential of impeding efforts to establish more of the factory in the country.

The industrialist said, “Nigeria is being flooded with cheap toothpick products from Asia and creating employment for them and also creating poverty for ourselves.

“Efforts to expand production has remained a Herculean task for our industry.

“One of the worst things that have happened to this country was when the former Minister of Finance lifted the ban on the importation of toothpicks.

“We are pleading with the government to ban importation of toothpicks so that we can revive our production. We want Nigeria to also equally export bamboo related products.

“We are doing research and development and we have tried to collaborate with so many companies and so many research institutes in Nigeria but the results have not been very fruitful.”


Posted: at 3-11-2011 07:58 AM (9 years ago) | Hero
- DHash at 3-11-2011 09:33 AM (9 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 3-11-2011 09:33 AM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- creativecosmos at 3-11-2011 09:39 AM (9 years ago)
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so we dey import toothpick b4, nawwwaoooh very soon we go begin import broom,maggi and egg
Posted: at 3-11-2011 09:39 AM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- macosas at 3-11-2011 09:56 AM (9 years ago)
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Na only God go save this country from collapse
every thing na imported
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- Idbabe at 3-11-2011 10:12 AM (9 years ago)
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Arrant nonsense.  With things of this nature, we expect our economy to boom abi?  Make una wait o i wan go import firewood
Posted: at 3-11-2011 10:12 AM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- gloxxy98 at 3-11-2011 10:25 AM (9 years ago)
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common toothpick, we no fit produce, na waoooooooooooooooo
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- Alphamale at 3-11-2011 10:56 AM (9 years ago)
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He wants the ban on importation of toothpick so that the price will sky rocket by 400% and he can fleece the Nigerian people.

Competition is the beauty of every market. You can drive the importers away if your toothpicks are relatively cheaper and of good quality.

This was the kind of advise that made cement affordable to Nigerians. Selfish people!!!
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- Kendoo at 3-11-2011 11:07 AM (9 years ago)
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Every thing na import............ very soon una go still dey import pure water sachet*********Bullshittttttt.
Posted: at 3-11-2011 11:07 AM (9 years ago) | Newbie
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- sexsyguy at 3-11-2011 11:08 AM (9 years ago)
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Quote from: creativecosmos on  3-11-2011 09:39 AM
so we dey import toothpick b4, nawwwaoooh very soon we go begin import broom,maggi and egg




hhahaahahahahahaa

Udo u mad no be small
Posted: at 3-11-2011 11:08 AM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- kattie77 at 3-11-2011 11:11 AM (9 years ago)
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This is very funny so Nigeria cannot import ordinary toothpick,big shame
Posted: at 3-11-2011 11:11 AM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- jennypriceson at 3-11-2011 11:38 AM (9 years ago)
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It's called competition
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- ZION7ZION at 3-11-2011 11:46 AM (9 years ago)
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Quote from: Alphamale on  3-11-2011 10:56 AM
He wants the ban on importation of toothpick so that the price will sky rocket by 400% and he can fleece the Nigerian people.

Competition is the beauty of every market. You can drive the importers away if your toothpicks are relatively cheaper and of good quality.

This was the kind of advise that made cement affordable to Nigerians. Selfish people!!!

Bros i totally agree with, the person that want FG to Ban importation of toothPick should bring His or hers and compare it with the quality of the imported ones, if you want to Ban some goods there must be an alternative to it, not just an alternative, but quality alternative.
Posted: at 3-11-2011 11:46 AM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- ebysco at 3-11-2011 11:56 AM (9 years ago)
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soo so them import BELGUIM rat entre we COUNTRY,  e go beter
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- ebysco at 3-11-2011 11:59 AM (9 years ago)
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soo te them import BELGUIM rat entre we COUNTRY,  e go beter
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- all_d_audible at 3-11-2011 12:05 PM (9 years ago)
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hmmm even a primary one kid wd use sharpner... mtcheeeew!
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- annkezs at 3-11-2011 12:07 PM (9 years ago)
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Mtchewwwwwwwwwww
Posted: at 3-11-2011 12:07 PM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Dhiras at 3-11-2011 12:09 PM (9 years ago)
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Free trade
Posted: at 3-11-2011 12:09 PM (9 years ago) | Newbie
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- fredie200 at 3-11-2011 12:20 PM (9 years ago)
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Damn,i don't know why,a comon toothpick should be imported in the first place,imagine a tropical country like nigeria,that's all the natural resurces for the manifacture of such  product,if the government is not thinking sirously on ban of importation toothpick,then he has no vission on  creation of jobs in the country..
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- Adikpe at 3-11-2011 12:46 PM (9 years ago)
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Importing tootpick! That is shameful.
Posted: at 3-11-2011 12:46 PM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- prestiliar at 3-11-2011 12:56 PM (9 years ago)
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passing along bamboo track in old China with chop sticks
Posted: at 3-11-2011 12:56 PM (9 years ago) | Newbie
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