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Vol 43 No 16

Published 9th August 2002


Nigeria

Home made, world class

Igbo entrepreneurs make lots of money and might make more but for the Feds

The Igbo people of south-east Nigeria took a terrible battering in the civil war of the 1960s, and the region's businesses were almost all destroyed. The recent achievements of eastern entrepreneurs in building up and sustaining, against the odds, viable small and medium-scale industries have gone unnoticed outside the region. Most recent literature on the Nigerian economy fails to mention that shoemakers in the market town of Aba produce up to 50 million pairs a year, which pound pavements from Dakar to Kinshasa via Lagos.

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