NEPC Set For Export Week
The Nigerian Export Promotion Council, NEPC, has strengthened its efforts of imbibing, sustaining and deepening an export culture in the non-oil export ecosystem.
The Executive Director/CEO of NEPC, Dr Ezra Yakusak stated this in Abuja while briefing newsmen on the forthcoming Maiden Edition of the NEPC Export Week.
Dr. Yakusak said the Export Week is to further promote the export of the nation’s non-oil products and to further sensitize stakeholders towards boosting the sector.
“The Export Week is a continuation of that engagement with critical stakeholders and discerning members of the public and the objective is to keep the “Export4Survival” campaign in the front burner of national discourse using the Export Week as a strategic information and communication tool to change the narratives” He said
According to him, the Export Week will provide a path for business and sector led activities to thrive as well as help entrepreneurs particularly SMEs look out for new opportunities in the sector.
“Therefore, it is vital for these businesses to have the support and information they need to become successful and it is against this backdrop that the Council have lined up series of events to mark the Export Week” the Executive Director stated.
He explained that one of the key objectives of the Export Week is to highlight the significance of exporting to the country’s economy by strengthening and deepening interactions and partnerships with relevant stakeholders in the public and private sector.
Dr Yakusa therefore advised Nigerians to step into the reality that the only way to guarantee economic survival is through non-oil export.
” To this end we are embarking on a massive sensitization and renewed partnerships with the private and public sector, not just at the national level but also at the sub-national level” He stressed.
- The Executive Director pointed out that activities for the Export Week include’ the
Launching of “Export4Survival” Campaign by the Minister, Federal Ministry of Industry Trade and investment,
- A symposium with the theme “Strengthening the Non-Oil Export Sector for National Development an Export Inclusiveness
- Day for Women and Youth,
- an Export for Survival Walk and a maiden edition of the Exporters’ Award and Gala Night in Lagos.
” Interestingly, these Awards aim to recognize and celebrate exporters who despite the challenging environment in which they operate have over the years been consistent in recording appreciable success and thereby contributing to the growth and development of the country’s economy” He added