NEPC equips 200 youths with skills for successful Export Business.
The Nigerian Export Promotion Council says it will continue to create opportunities for Nigerians to imbibe the culture of exportation through capacity building training programmes.
Executive Director of NEPC Mr. Olusegun Awolowo, made this known at the passing out of 62 trainees of Batch 5 Zero to Export Graduation Ceremony in Abuja.
He said that the Zero to Export Programme had been part of the Council’s efforts to reposition the non-oil sector and enforcing the narrative of the Council through job creation and inclusive growth .
He said the present administration’s effort at diversifying the Nigerian economy away from over reliance on oil as its main stay was yielding results.
Mr. Awolowo who was represented by Director Product Development, Mr. William Ezeagu assured the graduates that “NEPC will continue to encourage Nigerians to take advantage of the diversification process of the Federal Government through the promotion of non-oil export activities”.
He said the Zero to Export programme was an effective tool of introducing companies into the export business, as the council recognized the fact that many companies desired to go into the export business but lack the capacity and skill to embark on the business successfully.
The Council announced a provision of Five Hundred Thousand Naira (N500,000) to the Co-operative Society formed by participants of the graduating batch.
The graduates that the council for giving them such opportunity to explore their potentials.
They were trained in various seed exports.
So far the programme has trained and graduated over 200 trainees from the Lagos, Port Harcourt and Abuja centres. Most of the trainees have formed registered Cooperatives, and are already exporting.