She made the call during the inauguration of the Made in Nigeria Tomoto Paste Factory, Erisco Foods Limited, yesterday February 18 in Lagos. She said that the need to patronise Nigerian goods had become necessary as it would encourage the production of local farm products and improve the health of citizens. She added that:
"I believe this is part of the change process which the present administration is all about. "The event we are witnessing today is not only unique but also important because this company is able to produce 450,000 tonnes of tomato paste using local tomatoes.’’Mrs. Buhari also commended the company for donating food items to Internally Displace Persons (IDPs) in the North East and also for providing employment to youths.
The Chief Executive Officer of Erisco Foods Limited, Mr Eric Umeofia, urged the Federal Government to sustain the formulation of positive policies that would enhance the production capacity of manufacturers.