Any developing country aspiring for sustainable growth cannot take its manufacturing sector for granted. This is where real value-add occurs in addition to job creation. Recently released figures by the National Bureau of Statistics reaffirms that all is not well with the manufacturing sector – 3.82% negative growth, yet manufacturers cannot source forex from the official market for a number of their raw materials. Both the big and small companies are feeling the pinch. Join us on another exciting episode of The Economy and You! as we get the perspective of a banker turned manufacturer, MIT-Legatum award winner, the Vice President of NASME – South West zone, with manufacturing operations in Nigeria and Ghana, the President /CEO of Superflux International Ltd – Mr. Tokunbo Talabi. Special thanks to Mr. Ikechukwu Kelekume – the head of Economics, Accounting & Finance at the Lagos Business School for providing the background that sets the stage for our conversation.