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Companies now use locally available raw materials, machineries — RMRDC

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THE Raw Materials and Research Development Council, RMRDC, has  said the aims and objectives of Manufacturing Equipment Expo, NME, are being met.

According to the council, companies in Nigeria are now using locally available raw materials and fabricated machineries.

 The Director General, Raw Materials and Research Development Council, RMRDC, Dr. Hussaini Ibrahim disclosed this during the closing ceremony of the of the 2019 edition of the Manufacturing Equipment Expo, NME, and Manufacturing Partnership for African Development, mPAD, tagged “Optimizing Value Chain to Maximize Growth and Competitiveness in the Manufacturing Sector”.

He also noted that the result of the advocacy drive for NIRAM expo has helped  to improve  Foreign Direct Investment, FDI, through foreign partnerships and investments in local industries as well as the enhanced exportation of value added raw materials and products.

President, Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, MAN, Engr. Mansur Ahmed disclosed that the association is already making contributions at the continental level and has been given a leading role in the establishment of African Manufacturers Association, AMA.

He opined that the association was set up  for African manufacturers to collectively address the challenges confronting sustainable industrialization of Africa and trade among themselves.

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