Why Aba Is known as the Japan of Africa (Read)


Some questions have been raised concerning the reason why aba as a city is known as ‘Japan of Africa’ it have been answered here.

Aba Town Hall

Although Aba is not the capital city of Abia State, it has remained the commercial nerve centre of the State. Greater percentage of the internally generated revenue used in running the State is generated in Aba. This is why Aba must not be left behind in the scheme of development of the State.

Aba is renowned for the ingenuity and the industry of its people in handcrafts, including shoe-making, fashion and design, steel works and fabrications, textiles, pharmaceuticals, plastics, and cosmetics, amongst others.

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In Aba goods can be purchased at cheaper rate with unique qualities.

Cublers Making Aba Made Shoes

Abia State, popularly known as “God’s Own State” has Aba as its commercial nerve centre where business flows fluently.

Already Made In Aba

As a reputable Media body in Aba, dedicated to restoring the dignity of Aba and also poised to creating platforms for investors to meet with our local producers, we invite you to explore Aba, Enyimba City and the Japan of Africa. We look forward to seeing Aba become the industrial hub of Nigeria.

creative works in aba

Even as Aba-made shoes, bags, belts and garments were making waves in other countries within the West African sub-region and even beyond, successive Nigerian governments did not take note.

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Nigerians from other parts of the country contemptuously referred to Aba products as “Aba-made”, which was an expression of inferiority in comparison to imported goods.


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