Friday, June 22, 2018

Melaye: Apologies to Oshiomhole, but Nigerian men should patronise made-in-Nigeria women

Melaye: Apologies to Oshiomhole, but Nigerian men should patronise made-in-Nigeria women
March 02
16:23 2016

Dino Melaye, a senator representing Kogi west, has urged the menfolk to “patronise” Nigerian women and to stop paying dowry in pounds and dollars.

The lawmaker, who was making his contribution to the debate on a motion regarding the need for the patronisation of made-in-Nigeria goods presented by Eyinnaya Abaribe, a senator from Abia south, asked the senate to work at making legislations to encourage the consumption of local goods.

“I want to celebrate the made-in-Nigeria senator for bringing this motion. In considering the made-in-Nigeria goods, we must look at enabling factors that will necessitate the made in Nigeria goods,” he said.

“It’s beyond having one made-in-Nigeria attire and you have over 70 Tom Fords and Louis Vuittons in your wardrobe. We must reduce the allocation for made-in-Nigeria goods and services to the basics.

“What are those factors militating against the production of these goods? We must tackle them. We must also begin to look at our legislation then we will begin to talk about made-in-Nigeria goods.

“We will also move in order to encourage the made-in-Nigeria products in Nigeria, begin to talk about made-in-Nigeria women. Apologies to my uncle, the governor of Edo state, we must as a people stop paying dowry in dollars and pounds.  It is time for my colleagues here to become born again.”

The senate resolved to urge the federal government to initiate and implement first option policy on the purchase of locally-manufactured products for any government procurement in all arms of government and every public funded organisation.

It also resolved to amend the Procurement Act to ensure as a matter of law, agencies of government and government funded institutions adopt made-in-Nigeria goods first option policy where consideration is first given to local industry before any other.


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  1. Martins
    Martins March 02, 17:24

    Clowns and Jokers. How did he forget that Senator Yerima married an underage Egyptian girl? Yet he didn’t mention it on the floor of the senate but found it convenient to mention Governor Oshimhole. The same Senate that plans to purchase Toyota Prado Jeeps from the 2016 Budget but cannot patronize Innoson Motors…. Until we learn to see this people as nuisance we will not move forward.

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  2. TAN
    TAN March 03, 05:33

    Unwise untelligent comment. If Mr Dino Maleye appreciates his wife or wives he would know its an abormination to go dissing another mans wife
    What does he know!!!

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  3. Olu Omooba
    Olu Omooba March 03, 07:44

    This is a man that possess more than ten exotic cars all made in GERMANY and his house in Abuja , from tiles,carpets,rugs to furniture’s are all imported same thing applies to all The rest in the house of senates and Rep.

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  4. Toks
    Toks March 03, 20:01

    I think our senators are hypocrites

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  5. jacoby
    jacoby March 08, 23:12

    This senator is a joker of the year.

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