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FG sets to explore potentials in raw materials

The Federal Government is to explore the potentials in the agricultural and Mineral resources with a view to diversifying the economy.

The Director General, Raw Materials Research and Development Council, Prof Hussain Doko stated this in Abuja at a news briefing ahead of 6th Nigerian Raw Materials Exposition and 5th Manufacturing and Equipment Expo, co-organized with the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria.

Prof. Doko represented by the Director, Technological Department in the council, Dr. Abimbola Ogunwusi, said the expo would create more opportunities for stakeholders in the raw Materials value Chain.

The President, Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, Mr Mansur Ahmed said the collaboration became necessary for policy makers to proffer solutions to the challenges confronting the Manufacturing sector.

Mr Ahmed explained that previous expos had contributed immensely to the acceptability of Nigerian Products home and abroad.

The expos which is coming up next month, has its theme: The Fourth Industrial Revolution and the Nigerian Manufacturing Sector.

Samuel ADEYINKA

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