Former President Obasanjo Gets Made-In-Aba Shoes He Ordered Through Abia State Governor

The Governor of Abia State, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, has delivered some pairs of made in Aba shoes to former Nigerian President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, at his home in Ogun State, Abiaonline reports.

Obasanjo had, at the 2016 Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Forum in Lagos, ordered for them through Gov. Ikpeazu, who is also the “Chief Marketing Officer” of Made-in-Aba goods.

Speaking, Obasanjo said:

“Governor, I can’t thank you enough, and through you, I cannot thank my brothers and my sisters who have decided to adorn me with these wonderful, classy and classic shoes made in our land by our own people.

For me, this is very significant in many ways. In fact, let me deliver to you a message from The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) which they ask me to deliver to you. .

Afreximbank is spearheading made in Africa, and they came during their annual meeting. The message they left for me to you is that they want to establish an industrial park in Aba to encourage production and exportation of goods made in Africa.

And if the shoes you gave me here, which I am wearing one of them, feeling very comfortable on my feet, if they are good for me, I believe they should be good for Africa, and for anybody in Nigeria and indeed for anybody in the world.

When we use what we make by ourselves for ourselves, others will simply join us in using them because we are proud of them. These shoes are so comfortable and they are so good.

Anybody watching me, no matter how high or low, who wants to help Nigeria get out of recession quickly should call the makers of these shoes in Aba to make for them.”


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  • chika bibian

    That’s good

  • emekachilaka

    who are de fooling rubbish de no the right thing to do

  • Cool ,so can I also order through the governor?

  • Cornel Nwankwo

    It will indeed be a great encouragement to the producers out there if the top men in Nigeria keeps patronizing them in this way.
    Nice one by his Excellency “former”

  • Mezzy Gilbert


  • Olovo Obinna

    This politicians funny sha….who this story go help

    • Mezzy Gilbert

      Na marketing

      • Olovo Obinna


      • Cornel Nwankwo

        You are right, is advertisement

  • badmos

    Let’s just keep appreciating what we hav and d naira will rise against d dollar. We are our problem o, if we continue to be ignorant of dis fact.

  • Kenny D Osonwa

    Nice one from OBJ. .let’s patronise our own…

  • WillieBravo

    I support us buying made in Nigerian goods. Nice1.