Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, an ardent campaigner for ‘Made in Nigeria’ products, has received pairs of shoes – all made in Aba, Abia State, as gifts from Governor Victor Okezie Ikpeazu.
Obasanjo who rocked and adorned one of them fittingly, said since the Aba made shoe was nice on his feet, it would also look good on anybody in Nigeria, Africa and the rest of the world.
The shoes, half a dozen of them, were presented to him on Monday evening when Governor Ikpeazu, who doubles as the Ambassador of ‘Made in Aba’ products visited the ex-President at his residence on Presidential Hilltop Estate, Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.
Ikpeazu who was accompanied by aides, explained to his host that “the shoes are all hand made by the boys in Aba,” saying they are also making 50,000 pairs of shoes for the Nigerian army.
Obasanjo who lauded the Aba boys for their ingenuity and creativity, hinting that the African Export–Import Bank (AFREXIM) may soon establish an industrial park in Aba to “encourage and support made in african products.”