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NEPC: Nigeria’s non-oil export hits $2.6bn in six months



The Nigeria’s non-oil export sector performance in the first six months of 2022 pegged at $2.6bn, the Chief Executive Officer, Nigerian Export Promotion Council, Dr. Ezra Yakusak, has said.

According the Punch report, Yakusak expressed that the Federal Government’s commitment to initiation of various programmes and projects to stimulate the non-oil export sector of the economy with a view to developing it.

‘NEPC would not relent on its oars to ensure that every segment of the society is carried along in a bid to develop non-oil export in the country,” he said.

The Chief Executive Officer, represented by the Assistant Director, NEPC National Export Office, Olu Ikulajolu, spoke in Ado Ekiti during a two-day Export hand-holding programme organised by NEPC for youth entrepreneurs in Ekiti State.

He urged youths to increase their participation in the Federal Government’s economic diversification agenda for sustainable and inclusive economic growth.

NEPC, he said, had initiated programmes including One State One Product; opened Export Trade House in Egypt, Nairobi and Togo; SHETRADE Desk for Women in Export; and Youth Export Development programme all geared towards facilitating export.

“It will interest you to note that the non-oil export performance in the first half of 2022 was put at about $2.6bn representing increase of 62.37 per cent compared with N1.60bn recorded during the same period in 2012,” Yakusak said.

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