Did you know that Nigeria spends nothing less than 1.3 trillion Naira on only food importation annually?
Shocking right? Well It’s true. Now think about the amount spent on importing
other goods. Here are some of the things you wouldn’t believe Nigeria imported.
In fact, 16 billion is spent on importing them
2. Wrist watches
Now think of all the leather bags, shoes and commodities you have eaten and all the income that could’ve been generated. No? We didn’t expect any remorse sha.
5. Walking sticks
Is your mouth opened in surprise yet?
6. Human hair.
We’re not judging.
8. Musical instruments
All those exercise books and novels! Gasp!
11. Artificial flowers
Who would’ve thought?
One would think importation of Ofada rice (also known as brown rice in the abroad), a much more delicious and healthier brand of rice would be more valued and invested in.
13. Palm oil
In spite of the unending number of palm trees in Nigeria.
Even with abundance of sugarcane sticks.
In this hard economic times, we hope efforts will be made into locally producing and also exporting some of these things.