Senate demands First Option Policy on made in Nigeria goods

The Senate Wednesday asked the Federal Government to urgently initiate and implement the First Option Policy on purchase of locally manufactured products for government procurement in all arms of government.

The upper chamber said that the policy should also be extended to every public funded organization.

The lawmakers expressed commitment to amend the Procurement Act to ensure that agencies of government and government funded institution adopted made-in-Nigeria goods First Option Policy.

This followed a motion by Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe (Abia South) entitled “Need for patronization of made in Nigeria good in Nigeria.”

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