Fidelity bank banner Bayelsa State banner
Aba shoemakers panic over possible hijack of contracts by politicians

By News Express on 03/11/2016

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 2,880


Shoemakers in Aba, Abia have called on the state government to ensure that shoe production contracts through government intervention are not hijacked by politicians.

The Chairman of the Powerline Shoe Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, Mr Goodluck Mmeri, made the call in Aba on Wednesday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

He warned that if the opportunity to improve consumption of Aba-manufactured shoes by government agencies was mishandled, it would result in perpetual disdain for the products.

Mmeri said that the shoe manufacturers stood the chance of having their products gain greater acceptance by Nigerians and the international community if the contract was well handled.

“When I heard the news that the military had agreed to buy 50,000 pairs of military boots produced in Aba, I was happy.

“We thank the Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, for the effort which directly or indirectly resulted in the award.

“We, however, wish to inform the governor that if the contract to supply the military 50,000 pairs of boots from Aba is given to the manufacturers, it will change the fortunes of the leather industry in Aba.

“The government should spread the production among the 11 shoe clusters in Ariaria and give part to Powerline, Imo Avenue, Umuehilegbu industrial Market, Plaza, Old Site clusters and others.

“If this is done, it will encourage competition and evenly distribute funds for the development of the clusters and overall growth of the shoe manufacturing industry in Aba.” Mmeri said.

He called on the Abia government to consult the cluster heads in awarding the contract. (NAN)

•Photo shows Ariaria Market Aba, the hub of shoe production in Nigeria.

Source News Express

Posted 03/11/2016 05:35:51 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

REVEALED: 3 natural ways to get stronger erections, last 25 minutes on bed, and increase manhood size without using drugs. Also, Natural Prostrate Enlargement Remedy.. Get In HERE...

 

You may also like...
Nigerian Professor cures 500 HIV/AIDS patients

Bomb blast rocks bank, kills workers and customers...

Boko Haram sacks community near Chibok •Buhari hints...

Dangote Cement to reward customers with N300m in...

Kidnappers, cattle rustlers spread fear in Kaduna

Today's weather: NiMET forecasts dust haze in the...

Court rejects Metuh’s application for foreign medical trip...

Almost 2 million Nigerians now displaced as a...

Obasanjo opposes Niger Delta leaders’ call for resource...

Industrialist advises FG to help farmers establish ethanol...

Skye Bank achieves PCI payment security standards

Zungeru dam communities get compensation

 

Latest News Bomb scare in Ebonyi •Umahi summons emergency security meeting World Cup: Nigerian, other Asylum seekers enter Finland illegally from Russia Pastor pleads guilty to criminal breach of trust, cheating, remanded in prison NERC suspends IBEDC board of directors over 6bn loan 192 drown as tourist ferry sinks Saraki addresses Russian Parliament; Seeks stronger security, economic cooperation Probe your 2015 campaign fund, PDP tells Buhari 75 per cent of sickle cell births in Nigeria don’t see their 5th birthday – Group PDP Campaign Fund: Absence of defendants stalls arraignment of Ex-Kebbi Governor APC National Convention: Muiz Banire’s camp loses out again in battle for Lagos delegates Kwara tertiary institutions begin indefinite strike Traders lose property worth N150 million to fire in Ekiti

 

Most Read Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (352,186 views) NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (351,480 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (280,109 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (229,996 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (209,013 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (208,653 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (181,740 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (163,824 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (153,876 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (148,546 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (143,781 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (135,625 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (50) Business & Economy (3,256) Business Verdict (44) Columnists (868) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (505) Features (607) Global Business Monitor (283) International (2,040) Interview (154) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (123) News (36,345) Opinion (1,003) Pidgin (10) Politics (5,289) Religion (770) Sports (1,552) Stock Watch (30) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

CBN banner

Firstmobile banner

 

 

NEWS EXPRESS TV

Portugal v Spain 2018

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement