The Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has pledged the commitment of the House to drive a legislative agenda that will promote the country’s manufacturing sector.
Gbajabiamila made the pledge at a dinner organised by the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria MAN to mark the association’s 50th anniversary in Abuja.
Represented by Aliyu Magaji, the speaker said that a productive manufacturing sector remained the catalyst for the growth of any country’s economy.
He described the place of manufacturing in the development and economic growth of any nation as indisputable, adding that it was a building block upon which developing countries could transform into modern economies.
According to him, the association has played a crucial part in developing and keeping the Nigerian economy going despite the challenges confronting the country.
He pointed out that the agenda had crystallised into a return to the January–December budget cycle and implementation of the budget from January.