26 September 2020 By Remi Johnson
The Federal Capital Territory Administration has reiterated commitment to Partner the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) towards realisation of all export promotion businesses.
The FCTA is also to host the forthcoming Technical Meeting of the National Committee on export promotion.
FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello gave this assurance when he received NEPC delegation, led by Mr Olusegun Awolowo in Abuja.
Malam Bello enjoined NEPC to use the FCT as a centre to implement all committee suggestions on export promotion and take advantage of the Abuja airport as a major potential export hub as well as the Abuja train corridor for the movement of goods.
The FCT Minister further called on NEPC to expand its scope to accommodate more value chains rather than just end products.
Earlier, Director/CEO of NEPC, Mr Olusegun Awolowo said the committee on export promotion was established by the National Economic Council to implement the Zero Oil Campaign, a document envisioned to serve as a template for the diversification agenda of the Federal Government in the Economic Recovery and Growth plan.
According to him, the need to diversify sources of the country’s foreign reserve to insulate the economy from incessant economic shocks cannot be overemphasized.
This he said would lead to a revolution that would generate more employment and promote foreign exchange earnings.
Mr Awolowo added that in line with the “One State One Product” initiative, States across the Federation would be encouraged to competitively present their export programmes.
Mr Olusegun Awolowo had served in the FCTA as Secretary for Social Development, Area Councils Secretary and Transportation Secretary under three Ministers.