The Senate President, Bukola Saraki has yesterday via his twitter handle announced the guidelines and procedures of the #MadeinNigeria Challenge. The MadeInNigeria Challenge, an initiative of Senator Saraki seeks to boost the growth of locally produced goods as alternatives to importation by connecting Small and Medium scale Enterprise owners with investment opportunities. Sen. Saraki revealed the
The MadeInNigeria Challenge, an initiative of Senator Saraki seeks to boost the growth of locally produced goods as alternatives to importation by connecting Small and Medium scale Enterprise owners with investment opportunities.
Sen. Saraki revealed the commitment of the Nigerian Senate to ensure that a huge chunk of the budget of every government agency goes directly into patronizing Made In Nigeria goods. According to him, “ If 30% of the proposed 7.2 Trillion Naira budget goes directly to Small and Medium scale businesses, the effect will be positive on our economy?”
The challenge which will run on social media requires interested participants to:
- Post a 45-second to 3 minutes video showcasing their Made in Nigeria product with the hashtag #MadeInNigeria.
In the video they should :
- Tell the Senate President what locally sourced raw materials they use for production
- Mention their product’s imported substitutes and government agency that could patronize their business
- Explain the challenges their business face currently and how the Office of the Senate President can use legislation to assist
- Upload said video on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram with the hashtag #MadeInNigeria or send an email to [email protected]
- Also, participants are also encouraged to state whether their businesses are registered or not.
The Office of the Senate President in partnership with the Civil Society Organization and business leaders will then shortlist viable entries from all over the country and invite the candidates to a National Assembly Business Roundtable and Exhibition where entrepreneurs will meet and interact with lawmakers, government agencies, international organizations and financial institutions.3 comments