Best way to strengthen economy is to patronize local products- ELDI Boss


Dr Oluwaseyi Ogungbenro, Overseeing Officer at the Electronics Development Institute (ELDI), Awka, says that patronising made-in-Nigeria products is the way to solve the nation’s current economic situation.

Ogungbenro made the assertion when he received the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Anambra State Correspondent, Mrs Joy Mbachi, who led other members of staff on a courtesy visit to the institute on Friday.

ELDI is an institute under the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI), with focus on electronics, software and hardware researches as well as production of prototypes for small and medium enterprises.

He said: “I’m appealing to Anambra residents and Nigerians to patronise made-in-Nigeria products because that is the way to go to come out of the current economic situation.

“It is not just a patriotic gesture, it is also a way to develop and grow local industries and Nigeria’s economy.

“I make bold to say that ELDI has made lots of researches and produced prototypes and products that have capacity to solve some problems in our various households and offices.

“We produce energy saving bulbs, stabilizers, solar inverter, solar generating sets, automated mower, rechargeable lamps, automatic poultry cage system, electronic medical testing device, among others.

“These products are very affordable, durable and of high quality. Let us patronise our own locally made products and we will see our economy flourish.”

Ogungbenro called on the Anambra State Government to partner with the research institute, saying that there are lots of services the institute could offer to the government at cheaper cost.

Earlier, Mrs Joy Mbachi, State Correspondent, NAN, Awka, said the visit was to seek partnership and to ensure effective coverage of the innovations at the institute.

According to Mbachi, publicizing the inventions of ELDI in the media would create awareness and attract the attention of Nigerians to their products and services.

Highlight of the visit was a tour of the institute’s electronics workshops.

By Ifeizu Joe

Ifeizu is a seasoned journalist and Managing Editor of TheRazor. He has wide knowledge of Anambra State and has reported the state objectively for over a decade.

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