The Executive Director/CEO, Nigeria Export Promotion Council (NEPC), Olusegun Awolowo, yesterday briefed the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, on its plans to boost non-oil exports.
He briefed the Vice President when he visited him in his office at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. He said the visit was to get the Vice President to buy into NEPC’s new plan tagged-Zero Oil Plan.
Speaking with State House correspondents at the end of the meeting, he said: “This is a plan that we think will really help Nigeria out of the doldrums we now face; we are facing a drop of revenue of over $30 billion. Our revenue on oil has fallen from $70billion to almost $40 billion; that alone can kill a country if we are not careful.
“We are the apex agency for the promotion of non-oil products in Nigeria. So we have come up with this Zero Oil Plan which we are getting the stakeholders’ buy-in all over, and which our Minister will formally come and present to Mr President.”
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