We‘ll review BPP Act, says Minister

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The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed yesterday said the Federal Government will review the Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP) Act to promote local goods and services.

He said the government was determined to diversify the economy through made-in-Nigeria goods and services.

Also,  additional 28 offices for issuance of residence permits in Nigeria will soon be opened to attract foreign investors.

Mohammed who unfolded these plans at the ninth Town Hall Meeting of the Federal Government in Umuahia, said there is no going back in seeking alternative to oil.

He said the Change Begins With Me campaign, which was launched by President Muhammadu Buhari on  Sept. 8 last year,  was “aimed at achieving a paradigm shift in the way we do things.”

He said:“Boosting industrial development, especially through the local production of goods and services, is a major plank of this policy. Patronising made-in-Nigeria goods and services is also key to the success of the policy.

“In this regard, I can boldly say that Abia State is a pacesetter.

“Today, the state supplies high-quality military boots to our military, and that is just one of such impressive ventures by the state. So, while the state is boosting local production of goods and services, the military is patronising made-in-Nigeria goods.

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