Export Council moves to return groundnut pyramids, palm, cocoa produces

By AdvocateNews on 20/11/2021

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• Offers grants, export options for rural women

From Ngozi Omah, Awka

The Nigerian Export Promotions Council (NEPC) has in continuation of its drive towards sustained diversification of the nation’s economy through expanding and increasing of the non-oil exports for a surefooted general growth has embarked on training of rural women farmers and housewives on some rewarding commercial agricultural produces.

The Anambra State Head of NEPC, Mrs Jane Ego Ehiri, who disclosed this at a seminar organized for Anambra housewives held at the Abatete Civic Centre in Idemili North Local Government Area on Friday, emphasized the need for women to get back to the land and get busy with their hands.

The seminar which was jointly organized by Madam Chinyere Ibezim and Mrs Tonia under the Women-Girl Child Poverty Eradication Nig Initiative in conjunction with Ifemelumma Cooperative Society for select Anambra women/housewives, would come up in batches, so as to get all rural women engaged in money-yielding ventures as added source of income for sustenance of their families.

Admiring some of the tailoring, weaving and beading products; as well as some agriculture output including palm oil, crayfish, dry/smoked fish by some of the participants, Mrs Ehiri said that the council was determined to ensure that every citizen especially women become self reliant.

She said her office has continued to go round the state to sensitize, train and provide very substantial grants to individual women and those under cooperative groups to strengthen, expand and diversify their endeavors.

Commending those that displayed their products, the Head of the Anambra office of NEPC charged all the participants to attend the next seminar with their separate output to ascertain the level of compliance. 

According to her, “we are committed towards promoting steady increase of non-oil exports. That’s why we organize these trainings, capacity building, seminars and workshops.

“We are encouraging all citizens to endeavor to be self-reliant, just like in the past -groundnuts pyramids in the North, Palm produce in the East, Cocoa and Rubber/Timber in the West and Mid-West respectively.

Ehiri disclosed that all companies involved in export business have been mandated to register with the Council and obtain products Export Certificate. That the registration and printing of the generated certificate are done online without going through any person or agent at all. That payment is done to/in any bank of one’s choice.

She warned that any such Certificate obtained through a third party would be rejected, hence valueless.

The women, Mrs Ehiri noted, enjoy a special Support for Women, but that all participants must register with the NEPC, and are free to organize themselves in groups under cooperative so as to qualify for grants that could be up to ten million (N10m) or more.

Under this Support for Women, “you can also request for experts from their office or other cooperating partners to come and teach/train you in any chosen area, free. We recently organized such special training for Palm oil production in Awka, when experts from the National Institute for Oil Research (NIFOR) came and taught participants.

She pointed out that any registered export participant who runs into any difficulty would be sorted out by the Federal Government, even if it’s with the foreign partners. Virtually all products that were hitherto looked down upon by the citizens were now exportable and yield huge returns in hard currency -pepper, orange, cucumber, zobo, uda, cocoa yam, different vegetables, potato, yam, cassava chips/pellets/flour/tapioca/garri/starch/glucose, kola-nuts, cotton fibers, cashew nuts, cocoa beans, gum Arabic, Egusi, sesame seed, lemon grass, shea nuts/butter, aloe Vera, bitter kola, ginger, coffee, etc. Some services exports like native Nigerian wears, Tailors, actors/actresses, hair weavers, Doctors and Nurses.

Posted 20/11/2021 03:33:37 AM


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