Aba made: Patronage drive to generate over N300m monthly
Sam Hart, the Coordinator, Project Made-in-Aba, an agency promoting transactions between producers and buyers in Aba, Abia State , says the new drive for patronage of Aba products would generate over N300 million to Abia State monthly.
Hart gave the assurance on Tuesday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Ariaria Market, Aba.
Hart said: “Shoe manufacturers have done 1,000 pairs of school sandals to be distributed to students in Abia.
“No matter how low the price is, their money is in millions.
“The military boots contract they are handling added, you are looking at almost N250 million coming into Aba within a month.
“Cumulatively, you are looking at N300 million to N400 million coming within a month.”
Hart said that the government was working tirelessly to ensure sustainability of the project to encourage Aba manufacturers in their hard work and creativity.
He said that Project Made-in-Aba had been doing massive online publicity to showcase the creativity of the manufacturers.
He said: “We opened a website (www.madeinaba.com.ng) where we display all products made in Aba; we are using social media platforms to publicise. We have attracted a lot of interests with that.
“That is the advantage we offer Aba manufacturers through Project Made-in-Aba.
“You do not have to come to Aba to get products. You can stay wherever you are and send us photograph of what you want, and we produce it and send to you.”