The Nigerian Export Promotion Council, NEPC, has restated its commitment to the growth of Non-oil exports.
The Executive Director/CEO of NEPC, Dr. Ezra Yakusak stated this during a Hiking organized by the Council at the Katampe Hill in Abuja.
Dr. Yakusak said the hiking was organized to further sensitize Nigerians on the Export for Survival Campaign of NEPC towards fast-tracking the diversification and Development of the nation’s economy.
He stated that for the country’s economy to survive and develop, every aspect of its existence must be active at all times hence the need for the event.
According to him, the Council has been recording tremendous achievements in its Export For Survival Campaign taking into consideration the response from Nigerian Exporters through the volume of the export of Nigerian Non-oil commodities.
Dr. Yakusak explained that in terms of Foreign Direct Investment, FDI, the Council is presently compiling the export potential of the 774 Local Government Areas in the country for investors and exporters to effectively harnessed for the growth of the sector.
He said the Non-oil performance of Nigeria has improved over the last two years due to more awareness and the introduction of additional new products in the market such as sorghum, orange, cashew seeds, mango, and other new products coming up in the sector
The Executive Director of NEPC, therefore solicited continuous support from the media and other stakeholders towards realizing the objectives of the Export for Survival Campaign of the Council.
He added that for the nation’s economy to be repositioned, adequate attention and priority must be given to the export of Nigerian Non-oil commodities and services.
Matthew Ayoola, Edited By Grace Namiji
Written by: Elizabeth David