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NEPC Takes Step To Boost Productivity Of Staff

The Federal Government has tasked the Nigerian Export Promotion Council, NEPC, to leverage on its facilities in enhancing the export of non-oil products.

The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo stated this while inaugurating over 300 Hardware and Computer Systems at the NEPC Headquarters in Abuja.

Otunba Adebayo who said the Federal Government had given directive that all Ministries, Departments and Agencies, MDAs be digitized expressed the hope that the newly procured hard ware and computers for staff of NEPC would further boost their performance

While congratulating the Executive Director of NEPC, Doctor Ezra Yakusak on his appointment, the Minister expressed the hope in his capacity as an in-house person to reposition the Council for greatness.

He therefore advised staff to redouble their efforts as to whom much is given, much is also expected.

Earlier, the Executive Director of NEPC, Doctor Ezra Yakuzak said the procurement of hard ware and computers was part of the Council’s strategies of building and sustaining a work force that is well equipped and ready to deliver quality service to the exporting community

According to him, the cummulative effect of International Trade Centre, ITC, report and and the circular from Head of Service of the Federation coupled with the work distruption occasioned by COVID 19 prompted the Council to commence digitization and automation of its documents and services.

He stated that the management therefore awarded contract for the procurement of hardware for all Trade Promotion Officers in both the headquarters and the 33 regional and state offices to further boost their productivity.

“For the Council to continue its role of promoting Non-Oil exports especially in terms of building capacity for our exporters, there is need to build and sustain a workforce that is well equipped, well versatile and ready to deliver quality service to the exporting commuity and I have no doubt that with the procurement of these Computers, the already hardworking and resourceful staff of NEPC will double their efforts in their quest to promote Non-Oil export trade’ He emphasized

The NEPC Executive Director assured the exporting commuity that the Council is more than ever before ready to support them by delivering seamless service devoid of unnecessary bureaucracratic bottlenecks

BY MATHEW AYOOLA

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