The Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC), Dr Ezra Yakusak, said the only way to guarantee Nigeria’s economic survival is through non-oil export.
Dr Yakusak disclosed this on Friday during a press briefing in anticipation of the NEPC Export Week scheduled to hold from November 21st -26th.
He added that the NEPC wants Nigerians to step into the reality that the only way to guarantee Nigeria’s economic survival is through non-oil export.
“We are therefore embarking on a massive sensitisation and renewed partnerships with the private and public sector, not just at the national level but also at the sub-national level,’’ he said.
The export week: He noted that export week will be implemented through a series of engagements with key stakeholders within the exporting community and indeed the general public.
“Only recently, precisely on April 26 and 27, 2022, the Council held its maiden National Conference on Non-oil Export with the theme “Export for Survival: Optimising Nigeria’s Non-Oil Export Potentials”.
“The conference provided a veritable platform for stakeholders in the non-oil export sector to ventilate ideas on current and emerging issues affecting the non-oil export sector. In this wise, Export Week is a continuation of that engagement with critical stakeholders and discerning members of the public.”