The Nigerian Export Promotion Council, NEPC, and National Orientation Agency, NOA, have agreed to partner to create awareness for the Export4Survival campaign in 36 states of the federation as part of strategic collaboration to promote the export of Made-in-Nigerian products and increase foreign exchange earnings for the country.
Executive Director of NEPC, Dr. Ezra Yakusak, disclosed this while on a working visit to the NOA in Abuja.
Yakusak, who led a team of NEPC management to the NOA explained that the visit was borne out of the need to seek strategic collaboration with relevant government Ministries Departments and Agencies, MDAs, in a bid to rejuvenate the nation’s fragile economy in the wake of dwindling revenue from crude oil.
A statement by NEPC’s Head of Corporate Communication, Abuja, Ndubueze Okeke, quoted the the NEPC executive director as explaining that the hashtag Export4Survival is a patriotic call on all Nigerians to realize the urgency of engaging in non-oil export trade as a viable means of economic growth, poverty alleviation, industrial development and boosting our foreign exchange earnings.
“We must export our goods and services or perish. That is the only way the country could create jobs, create wealth and ensure a sustainable economy that guarantees prosperity for all Nigerians,” he added.
Responding, the NOA Director General, Dr. Garba Abari commended the NEPC for initiating the Export4Survival campaign as part of strategic initiative to increase the awareness of opportunities in the sector and benefits of exporting Nigerian goods and services to the overall growth of the country’s Gross Domestic Product, GDP.
With 813 offices spread across the country, Dr. Abari said the NOA was strategically positioned to help the Council drive the campaign to the 36 states of the federation as well as the 774 local governments areas.