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.
The strategic collaboration would promote the export of Made-in-Nigerian products, thereby increasing foreign exchange earnings for the country.
The Executive Director, NEPC, Dr Ezra Yakusak made this known while on a working visit to the NOA in Abuja.
Dr Yakusak explained that the visit was borne out of the need to seek strategic collaboration with relevant government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to rejuvenate the nation’s fragile economy in the wake of dwindling revenue from crude oil.
He noted that the hashtag “Export4Survival” was 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 of foreign exchange earnings.
Responding, the NOA Director General, Dr Garba Abari commended the NEPC for initiating the Export4Survival campaign as part of strategic initiative to create 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).
Dr Abari said the NOA was strategically positioned with 813 offices spread across the country, to help the Council drive the campaign in the 36 states of the federation as well as the 774 local governments areas.
Reporting by Victoria Chimezie; editing by Adeniyi Bakare