FG to aid export of Cross River’s textile products

Executive Secretary, NEPC Segun Awolowo.
Executive Secretary, NEPC Segun Awolowo.

The Executive Director of the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC), Segun Awolowo, says the Federal Government will help facilitate the exportation of products from the Cross River Garments Factory to international markets.

Awolowo stated this during a workshop for staff of the Cross River State Garment Factory in Calabar.

Awolowo who was represented by the Regional Co-ordinator, NEPC, South West, Babatunde Faleke, explained that NEPC and the African Growth an Opportunity Act (AGOA) will collaborate in that direction.

The workshop exposed participants to the importance of good packaging to meet international standards for exports and building export capacity for the maximization of AGOA.

He reaffirmed government’s commitment to support Cross River State Governor, Prof. Ben Ayade’s developmental vision in promoting the factory among others.

A resource person at the training and AGOA representative, Bolanle Emmanuel, explained that AGOA sought to forge stronger commercial ties between Nigeria and other qualified African countries, and the United State, while it helped to integrate Nigeria into the global economy.