1st December, 2010
The CEO of Fut Conceptus Manufacturing Nigeria Limited, Olumide Wole-Madariola, aÂ security expert and entrepreneur, says his company is impressed with the level ofÂ patronage by Nigerians, adding that the company did not expect that Nigerians wouldÂ buy locally made footwear branded Made In Nigeria.
The company also disclosed that it will start the production of rain boots toÂ complete its leather and production line. The CEO commended the efforts of theÂ Federal Government in developing local content policy in the country, explainingÂ that the policy will be of great benefit to the company when it takes effect.
A few years after it made a grand entry into the shoe making industry in Nigeria andÂ attained the feat of the largest shoe making company in Africa, Fut ConceptusÂ Manufacturing Nigeria limited has continued to further establish itself as theÂ largest shoe factory in Africa.
The shoe manufacturing company which makes male, female and children’s shoesÂ including bags, belt and other leather products has been attracting the attention ofÂ government agencies and distributors abroad.
At the last check, the National Youth Service Commission (NYSC), Ministry of DefenceÂ (MOD), Nigerian Navy, including schools and security companies have all in touchÂ with the company reputed to be the largest shoe-manufacturing company in Africa.
.At the moment, the company exports shoes to countries like the United Kingdom,Â Sierra-Leone, Germany and Ivory Coast. Madariola revealed that 99 per cent of theÂ raw materials in the production of shoe soles are in Port-Harcourt untapped. HeÂ said: â€œWe still import everything for our production whereas we can get all theseÂ resources here in Nigeria.â€ He however disclosed that his company isÂ in discussionÂ with Eleme Petrochemicals to helpÂ develop the raw materials for its productionÂ activities.