Buhari Becoming Nigeria’s Salesman-In-Chief

The job of a salesman is to go out, meet people for the purpose of getting orders for the organization’s goods and services. Just read that EU may soon begin to allow the import of our beans into its territory.

That is great, and since it is likely as a result of President Buhari’s networking abroad (I can remember his recent trip to the EU Parliament), that shows that he is really working to sell Nigeria in his foreign trips.

I remember writing recently that Buhari should become chief salesman for Nigeria’s indigenous car manufacturer, Innoson abroad, the way other industrial-nation presidents market their country’s products on foreign trips.

I have seen British Prime Minister David Cameron travel to India to market British goods and services to them, and I am happy Buhari has started such. We can only gain from any order of our products abroad -we can earn more foreign exchange to strengthen  the naira, create more jobs, and reduce over-dependence on crude oil.

I am not only asking for Innoson cars to be marketed o, but also as many high-class Nigerian products and services as possible.

Some people may say there is no big deal in the possible lifting of the ban on import of Nigerian beans by the EU, but they forget that compared to 2015, now, we are really in deep economic problems due to our over-dependence on oil -and the rise in Dollar prices- and non oil exports are now more important than ever to reverse our fortunes.

Well done President Buhari.  More of that.

As I said earier, there are many Nigerian products and services that can be exported. For instance, we have several banks that I feel should open up branches in South Africa. The Zenith Banks, the UBAs, the First Banks, the Access Banks and other healthy Nigerian banks come to mind. President Buhari Sir, you can facilitate these banks expansion into the rest of Africa. And let them go with a large number of Nigerian staff to reduce unemployment.

President Buhari Sir, you can facilitate these banks expansion into the rest of Africa. And let them go with a large number of Nigerian staff to reduce unemployment.  If Stanbic can come to Nigeria, let us make our back go to South Africa.

In the tech sector, we have Slot, the phone sellers. Mr President, help them get deals to open up shops all over Africa and let them carry along with them Nigerian workers who will work as expats in these countries. This is a season of change.

Contracts to supply Innoson vehicles should be gotten from all 50 + African governments. Mr President, you have great goodwill in Africa you can use to make these things happen. let’s #Look To  Africa To Grow Nigeria. Our problems are not insurmountable.

 

Author: OzoIgboNdu1 of Igbo Defender

I am Igbo prince. Onye Igbo ka m bu!

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