Reasons why made in Nigeria goods suffer low patronage Civic Education Primary 6 First Term Lesson Notes Week 8

Subject: Civic Education

Topic: Reasons why made in Nigeria goods suffer low patronage

Sub-topic: Understanding the factors affecting local product patronage

Duration: 40 minutes

Term: First Term

Week: 8

Previous Knowledge: Students have basic knowledge of the importance of supporting local industries.

Learning Objectives:

  1. To understand why “Made in Nigeria” goods face challenges in getting customers.
  2. To identify the factors contributing to low patronage of local products.
  3. To promote the idea of buying and supporting locally-made products.

Embedded Core Skills: Critical thinking, communication, and problem-solving.

Learning Materials:

  • Whiteboard and markers
  • Chalkboard and chalk
  • Visual aids (pictures of local products)
  • Handouts on the topic


What are made in Nigeria goods or products? 

  1. “Made in Nigeria” means the products were created in Nigeria.
  2. It’s important to buy local products because it helps Nigerian businesses and people.
  3. Locally-made goods might not be well-known because they’re not advertised.
  4. Some people think foreign products are better because they believe they are of higher quality.
  5. A challenge for local products in Nigeria is that they may not have enough variety or choices.
  6. Imported goods are seen as trendy because people think they are fashionable and modern.
  7. Price differences can affect what people buy. If something is cheaper, more people might choose it.
  8. Inadequate marketing means not enough promotion. This hurts local products because people don’t know about them.
  9. One economic challenge is when money is tight. People might choose imported goods because they seem like a better deal.
  10. We can promote “Made in Nigeria” products by talking about them, supporting local businesses, and choosing them when we shop.

Reasons why made in Nigeria goods suffer low patronage 

  1. Lack of Awareness: Many people may not know about locally-made products because they are not well advertised.
  2. Perception of Low Quality: Some believe that foreign goods are of better quality than locally-made products.
  3. Availability of Imported Goods: Imported goods are often readily available, making them a more convenient choice.
  4. Imported Goods are Seen as Trendy: People may view foreign products as more fashionable or trendy.
  5. Price Difference: Imported goods may be cheaper due to subsidies or mass production, making them more attractive.
  6. Limited Variety: Local products may have limited options or variety compared to imported ones.
  7. Inadequate Infrastructure: Challenges like poor transportation and electricity can affect production and distribution.
  8. Inefficient Marketing: Limited marketing and distribution can hinder the reach of local goods.
  9. Economic Challenges: Economic factors can affect people’s purchasing power, making them opt for cheaper imported goods.
  10. Loyalty to Foreign Brands: Some consumers have a strong preference for foreign brands they are familiar with.

Promoting “Made in Nigeria” goods can help address these issues and encourage more support for local products

Step 1 – Introduction (5 minutes):

  • Start the lesson by discussing the importance of buying products made in Nigeria.
  • Ask students if they are aware of any challenges faced by local products.

Step 2 – Main Presentation (20 minutes):

  • Explain and discuss the reasons why “Made in Nigeria” goods suffer low patronage using simple language:
    • Lack of awareness
    • Perception of low quality
    • Availability of imported goods
    • Imported goods seen as trendy
    • Price difference
    • Limited variety
    • Inadequate marketing
    • Economic challenges
    • Loyalty to foreign brands
    • Promoting local products

Step 3 – Group Activity (10 minutes):

  • Divide students into groups and assign each group one reason from the list.
  • Ask each group to discuss and present their assigned reason to the class.

Teacher’s Activities:

  • Guide the discussion and group activities.
  • Provide explanations and examples for each reason.

Learners’ Activities:

  • Participate in discussions and group activities.
  • Present their findings to the class.


  • Assess students based on their group presentations and their ability to explain one reason for low patronage of local products.

Ten Evaluation Questions:

  1. What does “Made in Nigeria” mean?
  2. Why is it important to support local products?
  3. Name one reason why locally-made goods might not be well-known.
  4. Why do some people think foreign products are better?
  5. What is one challenge faced by local products in Nigeria?
  6. Why are imported goods sometimes considered trendy?
  7. How can price differences affect people’s choices?
  8. What is inadequate marketing, and how does it impact local products?
  9. Explain one economic challenge that might make imported goods more attractive.
  10. How can we promote and encourage the use of “Made in Nigeria” products?
  11. Lack of ____________ about locally-made products. a) Advertising b) Money c) Food d) Cars
  12. Some people believe that foreign goods have better ____________. a) Quality b) Colors c) Stories d) Weather
  13. Imported goods are often more ____________ than local products. a) Convenient b) Expensive c) Delicious d) Funny
  14. Imported goods are seen as more ____________ and modern. a) Fashionable b) Old-fashioned c) Boring d) Expensive
  15. Price ____________ can make imported goods seem like a better deal. a) Difference b) Similarity c) Distance d) Taste
  16. Local products may have fewer ____________ and choices. a) Options b) Friends c) Hobbies d) Songs
  17. Challenges like poor ____________ and electricity can affect production. a) Infrastructure b) Cars c) Books d) Computers
  18. Limited ____________ and distribution can hinder local goods. a) Marketing b) Food c) Happiness d) Rain
  19. Economic ____________ can affect people’s buying power. a) Factors b) Foods c) Friends d) Toys
  20. Some consumers have strong ____________ for foreign brands. a) Preference b) Dislike c) Ideas d) Dreams
  21. People might not ____________ about locally-made goods. a) Know b) Dance c) Sing d) Sleep
  22. Imported goods are often more ____________ than local ones. a) Available b) Happy c) Strong d) Big
  23. Challenges in ____________ can affect local goods. a) Marketing b) Running c) Reading d) Sleeping
  24. Economic ____________ can impact what people buy. a) Factors b) Jokes c) Birds d) Fish
  25. Limited ____________ and distribution can be a problem for local products. a) Marketing b) Eating c) Playing d) Flying


  • Summarize the reasons why “Made in Nigeria” goods may suffer from low patronage.
  • Encourage students to consider the importance of supporting local industries and products.
  • Key Points:
    1. Lack of Awareness: Many people don’t know about Nigerian products.
    2. Perception of Quality: Some think foreign goods are better.
    3. Availability of Imported Goods: Foreign goods are easy to find.
    4. Imported Goods Are Trendy: People like things from other countries.
    5. Price Difference: Imported goods can be cheaper.
    6. Limited Variety: Nigerian products might not have many options.
    7. Inadequate Marketing: Not enough promotion of local goods.
    8. Economic Challenges: Money issues can make imported goods more attractive.
    9. Loyalty to Foreign Brands: Some prefer foreign brands they know.
    10. Efforts to Promote Local Products: Encouraging Nigerians to buy local goods can help.


  • Assign students to write a short essay on the topic: “Ways to promote and support ‘Made in Nigeria’ products.”
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