In line with the desire of Nigeria to achieve self-sufficiency in all productive sectors of the country,
HM & S Nigeria, a kaduna based company has revealed how it is using locally sourced materials to produced pots, vase, laptop bags, caps , bags and shoes
Sadiq Aliyu the marketing managing took journalists on a tour of the company and explained how clay is used to make flower vast Furthermore, journalists were also shows caps popularly called fulas, hand made travelling bags and other beautiful items
In the same vein, some of the workers of the company spoke to media men on how their
Isiyaku Said Mohammed, a shoemaker explains his he makes shoes .
“In order to make sure a shoe, I will buy skin of cow,buy clotings called stamps and sole .
“I will follow it by designing it and cobbling them into beautiful shoes .It takes me only 3 hours to produce shoes
“I want to thank HM& S for giving me the opportunity to learn this skill
For Sani Musa, one of those making caps,
.”this is cow skin and tabarma is called mat.
I cut the materials and use gum to stitch the materials together and then use different colours to make beautify bags
The CEO of HM & S, Hajia Halima Ibrahim Garba explain that the aim of the company is create employment opportunity for Nigerians and to use local materials as raw materials and make beautifully designed Nigerians products and export them to other parts of the world .
She also explained that as part of its co-operate responsibilty, the company has trained over 79 orphans, homeless children and other unemployed youths while empowering those in search of jobs .