FG reiterates commitment to boosting non-oil exports

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The Federal Government on Thursday reiterated its commitment to increasing the total value and volume of Nigeria’s non-oil exports.

Executive Secretary, Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC), Segun Awolowo, restated the government’s commitment in Minna, Niger State at a sensitisation workshop on the implementation of the SheTrades Commonwealth Project in Nigeria.

Awolowo, represented by NEPC North-Central Regional Coordinator, Christian Elekwa, said the present economic realities in the country had made it necessary to diversify the economy from its sole dependence on oil.

The NEPC boss said that the council was focused on providing support services to exporters in the value chain of products like cashew, cassava, shea butter, sesame seeds, yam and palm oil.

He said, “NEPC is repositioned and strategically focused to provide the needed export support services to all exporters and operators in the value chain of those game-changing products like cashew, cassava and shea butter.

“The zero-oil plan and the one-state-product strategy already incorporated in the National Economic Recovery and Growth Plan are geared towards creating employment for our youths.

“They are also targeted at boosting Nigeria’s foreign exchange. Our offices are always open to assist and collaborate with all stakeholders in this regard.”