The Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture on Thursday urged local manufacturers to improve on the packaging of their products in line with global standard.
Mr Billy Gillis-Harry, the National Vice President of NACCIMA, made this call at the opening ceremony of the Nigerian Centenary Trade Fair organised by the Abuja Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture in Abuja.
Gillis-Harry said that if local manufacturers improved on their packaging, it would enhance their competitiveness both in the local and international markets.
He also called on Nigerians to encourage the growth of local industries and entrepreneurs by patronising made-in-Nigeria goods and services.
He advised potential foreign investors to disregard exaggerated negative reports about Nigeria in foreign media and take advantage of the huge economic opportunities that abound in the country.
“Nigeria is a great country; the potentials are high and the opportunities are enormous.
“Investors should come into Nigeria with the mindset to put in their best and achieve optimum gains.
“The value chain for Nigeria is very high and returns on investment are guaranteed,” he said.
Gillis-Harry emphasised that the country had the potential to be a world leader, but regretted that successive governments had failed to make it a reality.
He, therefore, urged the country’s entrepreneurs to rise up and be “the people to lead this country to greatness since the ruling class is not doing enough.”