The Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has lauded the largest furniture company in Nigeria, Lifemate group, for supporting local content by patronising locally sourced materials.
The Lagos State Coordinator of SON, Moshood Shittu, who stated this at a press conference to launch the Lifemate 2022 Hot sales and pre-sales mode in Lagos, said the use of local content by the company is driving the local economy, creating more employment opportunities and improving the living conditions of Nigerians.
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“We are glad that the company is making use of local raw materials in its production.
“This is creating jobs for our teeming population. Lifemate has contributed to the reduction of unemployment by recruiting staff locally and thereby contributing to the socio-economic development of Nigeria,” he said.
The Regional Manager, Lifemate group, Lekki, Jessica Xiong, while giving the business model said the company is one of the foreign investors that source raw materials locally as well as produce the product locally to provide employment for the people in the country.
She said this has also helped in eliminating the high cost of shipping raw materials and furniture into the country, which is why the products are affordable.
Xiong listed the company’s multiple categories of furniture ranging from office, home, kitchen and sanitary wares, indoor and outdoor to suit the demands of the Nigerian populace.
The Showroom Manager, Amaka Chiemena, said the model of the furniture is to improve customers’ loyalty as well as the furniture industry in the country.
She said the company produces furniture to suit the taste and needs of the Nigerian populace at an affordable cost for the customers to appreciate.