Tuesday 8 September 2015


One of the biggest commercial banks in Nigeria, Diamond Bank Plc, has partnered Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) to reiterate its dedication to an effective and efficient export service delivery. Tectono Business Review and its sister company, Tectono Ventures Limited, have put together an e-book on export operations, export management, export documentations and all the things exporters need to know before exportation of any products to avoid pitfall. To get it click on the links below.

This partnership commenced in full force during a two-day training programme that hinged on managing effective export desk in banks. Diamond Bank said that the alliance was important as one of the main policy planks of the new government was to boost export and reduce the importation of goods and services that are produced in the country.

The bank stated that effective and efficient export service delivery is one of the surest ways the financial services sub-sector could help stimulate economic activity in the country, mitigate the financial challenges affecting export business and halt the sliding fortunes of the naira.

The essence of the training programme was to improve on the skills of the members of staffs of the bank on the export desk and promoting efficient export service delivery with the benefiting staffers selected from its branch network across all the geopolitical zones. According to an Executive Director of the bank, Mr. Oladele Akinyemi, the involvement of Diamond Bank in the training is to promote a stress-free and prompt transaction processes in export trade for the growth of the economy.

In Mr. Akinyele’s own words: “It is imperative to encourage a synergy between government agencies and financial institutions to aid smooth flow of business in the exportation of Made-in-Nigeria goods. Diamond Bank as a financial institution seeks to be a leader in export trade by putting in place a system that is beyond ordinary banking for export customers. Our desire is to be on ground to offer professional advice that would add value to our customers in their business transactions. Therefore, we are training our staff members to think and act as exporters as well.”

Thereafter, the Chief Executive Officer, Nigerian Exports Promotion Council (NEPC), Mr. Segun Awolowo, expressed his happiness over the partnership and said that it would enhance capacity building for personnel that are assigned to manage export desks.

He said: “The NEPC has viewed the aspect of Export Desks-cum-finance as very vital to non-oil export promotion, hence the need for a deliberate intervention plan. This training and capacity building workshop will facilitate quick access to finance by the Nigerian exporters.”


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