Sunday, 7 April 2019

NEPC MEETS STAKEHOLDERS OVER THE IMPEDIMENTS TO NON-OIL EXPORT

Olusegun Awolowo, CEO, NEPC
The Nigerian Export Promotion Council has met with stakeholders in the non-oil sector in order to address some of the impediments in the sector. http://www.tectono-business.com/2016/02/contemporary-step-by-step-guide-to.html

The meeting held at the headquarters of the NEPC was specifically targeted at ensuring that Nigerian exports meet requisite international standards.

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While speaking at the event, the Executive Director/Chief Executive, NEPC, Mr Olusegun Awolowo, said the agency had commenced efforts to implement its Export Promotion Action Plan (EPAP)

The EPAP, according to him, will assist the agency to streamline its activities and programmes with a view to ensuring that targets are met on time using the Key Performance Indicators Model. http://www.tectono-business.com/2016/02/contemporary-step-by-step-guide-to.html

He said the meeting would also review the export competency development programme, which was designed to offer small and medium enterprises the capacity to add value to their products.

He said, “The NEPC has chosen today’s event as part of our Export Promotion Action Plan. As many of you know, we took the bold decision to put ourselves up for benchmarking by the International Trade Centre in August 2018. While we scored well in a number of areas, it is clear that there is much we can improve upon, not least in terms of our strategic plan. Following the benchmarking report, the NEPC is undergoing a strategy refresh. That is why today’s focus group is so important. We want to hear directly from our stakeholders over the direction you wish to see the council move. We are also here today to discuss past NEPC interventions and where you feel we can improve.”

 Awolowo, who was represented by the Director, Policy and Strategy, Mr. Sidi Aliyu, expressed optimism that the engagement would help the council to achieve its mandate of boosting non-oil export. http://www.tectono-business.com/2016/02/contemporary-step-by-step-guide-to.html

 He was optimistic that given the level of commitment by the Federal Government in realising the goal of economy diversification from oil to non-oil sector, the sector would assume commanding heights in Nigeria’s economy by year 2025. (Punch)

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