Made-in-Nigeria, a Worthy Policy
President Muhammadu Buhari, last week, declared Mondays and Wednesdays of every week as the Made-in-Nigeria Dress Days across the country. That’s good thinking. The news isn’t just cheery; it is a breakaway from the prevailing madness on the political firmament at the moment.
With dented national pride and depreciating collective esteem, at a time diversification and homegrown economic approach to survival are the way to go, the elevation of the Nigerian-ness into national subconscious is well conceived and ultimately, would yield positive fruits.
The declaration, which was contained in a letter dated April 4, 2017 and addressed to the Executive Secretary of National Institute for Cultural Orientation (NICO), Barclays Foubiri Ayakoroma, through the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture, underscored a profound and timely policy.
But the only path to an enduring policy of this nature is for the government to justify the initiative by first leading by example. The idea is evidently a product of good thinking.