1.1              General background of the subsect matter

1.2              Problems associated with the subsect matter

1.3              Problems that the study will be concerned with

1.4              Importance of studying the area

1.5              Definition of important terms.

1.6              References


2.0              LITERATURE REVIEW

2.1       The origin of the subject area

2.2              School of thoughts within the subsect area

2.3              The school of though relevant to the problem of study

2.4              Different method of studying the problem

2.5              Summary

2.6              Reference


3.0       CONCLUSION

3.1              Data presentation

3.2              Data analysis

3.3              Recommendation

3.4              Conclusion

3.5              Reference

3.6              Appendix (questionnaire)




The president of manufacturing association of Nigeria, Rufus Giwa (2000.p 16) define industry as thus:

“Industry, particularly, manufacturing is the motive force for development. In fact, industrialization is more than engine of growth. It is also the Catalyst  for technological, financial and socio-economical advancement.

Trade, and more specifically, foreign trade have astronomically been instrumental in man’s bid towards betterment of his life on earth.

Today we can enjoy and make use of automobiles made in far away Japan  as if they grow in our gardens other articles which we can’t dream of producing even in the next millennium liters our markets as if they were going out of fashion. All these are courtesy of foreign trade and broadly on one of its two pronged division.

Importation.: a very important concept it is, but like a two edged sword, it  cam destroy if not carefully handled.

A study on how foreign product crowd our market, and how our local industries are nose-divine into oblivion show that we are already receiving a fair does of rough handling under the sharp claws of this excessive importation.

“The Nigerian trade journal” of March/April 1980, analyzing our trade statistics put the total of beer & stout importation at N7, %62, 3/5. people should and rose dust over it that it is excessive, but what have we to say today that people zoom off from the country just to tooth picks and toilet tissues?

The millions of graduate that our academic institutions turn out annually have their fate hanging over the balance with hands supporting their checks, and all hoe on divine intervention they helplessly watch as our few industries fold up in their hundreds. Retrenchment and counter retrenchment of workers have become so common is the few existing ones battle to break even and remain in contention.  Consequently unemployment and poor standard of living can’t be more adventurous.

An idle man they said is the devils tool. Coupling with the fact that both ends must need, am-robbery, fraud, bribery, corruption and other social vices exert dominion. Hence our country can’t help winning the inglorious” most corrupt country”  award in the year 200.

From the lamentable figures they post in their annual report as profit after exuberant tax from a government that don’t spare their selves thought about their welfare. Instead of re-investment  or expansion, the little token that  will succeed in dropping into their confer went into unreasonable advisement which they6 see as their last resort to remain in contention in their ever growing competitive market.

These and many more have been the plight of our indigenous industries consequent upon excessive importation. This work try to look into the effect of this practice  and how to curtail its excesses. It will make a steep further to put forward measures towards revamping the vandalized state of our indigenous industry.


The subject matter is that which have a hamper of problem under its care. Below are some of them:

i.          DEPRSSSION AND DUMPING:    With more and more disturbed and unrestrained into the country, compiling with the locally made ones, a situation where supply will exceed demand will emerge. And not only will our wobbled economy and indigenous industries suffer a great depression, but also the nation will be turned into dumping ground.

ii.         EXCESSIVE COMPETITION:        Our weak industries became so much and angered by the menace of their  vibrant  foreign counterparts.  Much of the market share from day to day fell to these foreign goods.

And to fight back in their own effeminate way in order to still remain in contention our indigenous industries resort to aggressive  promotion which drain their meager income and adversely effect their level of operation.

iii.        UNEMPLOYMENT: With a generous portion of the market under the control of these foreign goods, and depression the lot of our  indigenous industries, mass retrenchment of  workers becomes inevitable, our graduate will then day and day out continue parading the streets with their files n search of work that never exits.

iv.        FOLDING UP/EXTINCTION:         The heart breaking stage of it all is that after so many years of struggling with their Herculean  foreign opponents, majority of these indigenous industries inevitably end up kissing the dust of bankruptcy and liquidation.

 v.        BLEAK FUTURES FOR INDUSTRIALIZATION:           The subject matter even posed a sinister signal to our country’s dream towards industrialization the economy judging this, who will wish to invest in the industrial sector which the government will just told their hands and watch indifferently as foreign goods fly as free as weaver bird in and out of the country boundary? How will the dream be realized while the meager number of industry already in existence keep on dividing geometrically? With such  a situation, the dream of the nations towards this ends will end up as mere mirage, and our country will perpetually remain a dependents and parasitic country where foreigners will for eternity rely on as a fertile ground for marketing their waves.


i.                    The study will occupy itself with how systematically x-ray the rate of harms that will be the lot of our country and their industries with the continues imperialism of this ugly practice under these marquees.

ii.                  To identify the magnitudes of damage which our indigenous industries have been subjected to due to excessive importation.

iii.                To inculcate in the mind of our country men the need for them to have fourth in our local products and pipe-low at the rate by which they scramble over foreign goods.

iv.                To ensure that the excessive importation of goods are controlled


The inspiration and zest of writing this project work was drawn from the alarming  rate of importation, and our country’s obsession for imported goods which our local industries are at the receiving end of .

This study will facilitate in no small  measure the drastic reduction if not completely the fearful rate of importation in the of our dear country to foreign goods.

The problems of unemployment, with the increment in the operational level of our industries will be curbed.  Retrenched workers will have smiles toting their once desperate faces. And our graduate will have their ambition of contributing their quota towards the development of our country fulfilled, with such a development more industries will be established, people will have more places to harvest, standard of living will be enhanced, our poor economy will be regimented


Before we delve deeper into this study, let us try to illuminate some terms and words that will keep on occurring in the course of this study.

IMPORTATION:     Is the act of bringing a causing any goods to be brought into a country’s territory. It can also be seen as a branch foreign trade which deals in procurement goods into a country. This goods in question under normal circumstances suppose to be under the import quota’s stipulation and actual requirement of the country.


Importation can be said to be unbridled or excessive where the import quota as stipulated by the government are being vacated or not adhere to. It can also mean when emphasis an importation is not strongly laid on  what a country actually can’t produce or their basic necessities.

IMPORT QUOTAS:            This is quantitative for a specific produce during  a given period.

INDUSTRY: This refers to the coming together of firing producing similar goods or is engaged in the same line of operation. It can be said to involve the transformation of materials form original status to new forms.

FIRM: This is an economics mind of an organization involved in a definite production process.

INDUSTRIALIZATION:    This can be said to be synonymous with  technology. And technology  refers to those tool and machine used in the production of both capital and consumer goods.


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