Vice President Yemi Osinbajo
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

The Federal Government has pledged to support local manufacturers across the country.

Vice President Yemi Osibanjo stated this in Abuja at the 6thAnnual General Meeting of the Manufacturer Association of Nigeria, MAN Abuja branch, comprising Nasarawa, Niger states and Abuja.

Osinbajo who was represented by the Managing Director, Bank of Industry, Olukayode Pitan cited the recent border closure as one of the measures to protect local manufacturers.

Also speaking, the Minister for State Trade and Investment Maryam Katagum, said the ministry through its relevant agencies would ensure more access to affordable and available finance for the sector.