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Awolowo urges NEPC to leverage on digital economy

Dr Olusegun Awolowo

The Outgoing Executive Director of Nigerian Export Promotion Council, NEPC, Dr Olusegun Awolowo, says exports will achieve growth in foreign exchange earnings and provide employment opportunities through digital economy and services.

Dr Olusegun Awolowo stated this during a valedictory session as he bows out as the Executive Director of the Nigerian Export Promotion Council, NEPC, in Abuja.

He noted that the Nigeria Export Promotion Council was currently collaborating with the National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, and has taken advantage of export services to design and implement initiatives that will grow the Nigeria Export Service sector.

Dr Awolowo stressed that the Nigerian Export Promotion Council, NEPC, and the National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, will be providing grants for some selected Nigerian digital start-ups to promote digital economy and scale-up skills acquisition among Nigerian youths.

The Acting Director, Corporate Planning and Strategy, National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, Dr Aristotle Onumo, said that digital innovation and economy are parts of NITDA objectives to enhance development among youths in the country.

Dr Onumo applauded the contributions and impacts of Dr Olusegun Awolowo towards the introduction of technology in export.

Reporting by Victoria Chimezie; editing by Adeniyi Bakare