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The Nige­rian leather in­dus­try has steadily con­trib­uted an es­ti­mated N85­bil­lion an­nu­ally to the coun­try’s GDP since 2009. The in­dus­try gen­er­ates an an­nual in­come of N24.5 bil­lion with lim­ited sup­port and is ex­pected to con­trib­ute an es­ti­mated N12­bil­lion in in­for­mal ex­ports to West-Africa year-on-year. A num­ber of lead­ers have emerged in this in­dus­try - against all odds - work­ing tire­lessly to re­verse this statis­tic. AY­O­DEJI ROTINWA re­ports.

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