Nigeria to boost volume of non-oil exports


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LAGOS, Oct. 26, (Xinhua) –  Nigeria is committed to increasing the total
value and volume of non-oil exports, a senior executive with the Nigerian
Export Promotion Council (NEPC) said on Thursday.

The present economic realities in the country
had made it necessary to diversify the economy from its sole dependence on oil,
Segun Awolowo, head of the council said in central north Minna, Niger s

LAGOS, Oct. 26, (Xinhua) –  Nigeria is committed to increasing the total
value and volume of non-oil exports, a senior executive with the Nigerian
Export Promotion Council (NEPC) said on Thursday.

The present economic realities in the country
had made it necessary to diversify the economy from its sole dependence on oil,
Segun Awolowo, head of the council said in central north Minna, Niger state.

Speaking at a sensitization workshop on encouraging
women into trade, he said the NEPC was focused on providing support services to
exporters in the value chain of game-changing products such as cashew, cassava,
shea butter, sesame seeds, yam and palm oil.

The zero-oil plan and the one state product
strategy already incorporated in the National Economic Recovery and Growth Plan
are geared toward creating employment for the youths, he added.

The NEPC boss said that a SheTrades initiative
aimed at connecting 200,000 Nigeria women-owned businesses to the global
market.

The SheTrades initiative aims at increasing
economic growth and job creation in Commonwealth countries by enabling
increased participation of women-owned businesses in international trade.

Awolowo stressed the need to mainstream women
in economic activities and make women business enterprises significant
contributors to the nation’s economy and revenue base. 

GNA


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