2 June 2021 By Mathew Ayoola
The Nigerian Export Promotion Council, NEPC has called for the support of stake holders on reliable data in Trade -in – services towards contributing to the growth of the non -oil export.
The Executive Director of NEPC, Mr Olusegun Awolowo made the call in Abuja at the inaugural meeting of the National Consultative Committee in international committee on international Trade -in – services.
Mr Olusegun Awolowo who was represented by the Director Products Development in NEPC, Mr Williams Ezeagu said Trade – in -services played an important value in the global economy hence the need for Nigeria to take advantage in the sector in growing the country’s economy.
The NEPC Executive Director said the Council was already collaborating with the Commonwealth secretariat towards harnessing trade -in – services for national economic diversification and development.
Mr Olusegun Awolowo reiterated the commitment of NEPC towards programmes that would promote the export of the nation’s non-oil sector to improve the country’s Gross Domestic Products, GDP.
He said the Council was already collaborating with the Commonwealth Secretariat on data collection and management of Trade -in -Services to fill the gaps in collecting, analysing and use of statistical information in the sector in line with the global trend.
Mr Olusegun Awolowo therefore called on members of the Committee to come up with procedure on the way forward towards effective data gathering and management on Trade – in -Services in Nigeria.
In a remark, the Consultant Statistician to Commonwealth, Sir Henry Eteama promised continuous technical support to NEPC to further encourage the export of non-oil products.
Sir Eteama stressed the need for Nigerians to always always invert in the export of non-oil products to boost the nation’s economy.