On Thursday during an interactive session with top government officials on the ease of doing business, The Acting President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, said the present administration was committed to ensuring that the Federal Government and Nigerians patronised locally made products.
To this end, he said Nigerians must eat and drink Nigerian products at state banquets.
Osinbajo said this at an interactive session he had with top government officials on the ease of doing business, at the old Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
He said the government would work out some incentives for performance by building a reward system that punishes malfeasance.
He said preference must be given to indigenous providers of goods and services to strengthen the system.
Osinbajo said, “I agree that a system of rewarding performance and punishing malfeasance is key. We must work out incentive schemes even as we tighten up sanction regimes.
“The President has laid out a cornerstone policy of this administration. We must grow what we eat and make what we use. The President again enunciated this principle in the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan…Buy Nigerian, Use Nigerian.
“So, we must now insist that at state banquets, we eat and drink Nigerian.” He added