Popular Nigerian activist, Aisha Yesufu has reacted to reports that Gov Alex Otti of Abia State, purchased a fleet of foreign vehicles for the security personnel in the state while ignoring local manufacturers.
Otti had yesterday launched ‘operation crush’, a joint task force of police, army, navy and other relevant security agencies and subsequently unveiled 20 Hilux patrol vans donated by the administration to security agencies in the state.
However, Nigerians have berated the governor for ignoring indigenous companies like Innoson and Nord while patronising a foreign company.
Sharing her thoughts on the situation, Yesufu berated the governor for refusing to patronize locally made products.
She insisted that submissions about the durability are just excuses, maintaining that the more a company is patronized, the better it would be.
Yesufu, however, hoped that the governor would learn from his mistake and do better next time.
Speaking via Twitter, she wrote, “If government don’t patronize locally made products who then will? Talk of durability are just excuses. The more the companies are patronized the better they will be”.
“@alexottiofr should ensure this is a mistake of the head and not mistake of the heart. We all make mistakes and we must learn from them and rectify them.”
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