Nigeria is barley living to its full potential, most of the world’s valuable agro products are in Nigeria but we do not use in manufacturing, some examples
- Hibiscus(Zobo), Moringa and Sesame seeds leave our country as exports and return in hair products and oils ( at bloated prices)
- Cocoa leaves our country as Bean seeds and return as chocolates
- Nigeria produces 60% of the world’s sheabutter, but the company called shea moisture resides in America while we import their products (made from our raw materials) as premium finished products
- Cotton leaves Nigeria as cotton balls and return as imported Cotton Fabrics.
For this reason I am super excited to share the inspiring story of Femi Oyedipe, one of the pioneers of chocolate making business in Nigeria