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FG tells Nigerians to invest in non-oil exports to revive economy

“If you want Nigeria to survive. If you want to see this country economically viable, we have to embark on non-oil exports,” said the NEPC boss.

• August 22, 2022
Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC)
Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC)

The Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) has advised Nigerians to focus more on non-oil export for the country’s economic survival.

NEPC executive director Ezra Yakusak called on Nigerians to pay more attention to non-oil exports to restore the economy.

“If you want Nigeria to change, if you want Nigeria to survive. If you want to see this country economically viable, we have to embark on non-oil exports. That’s the only way we can get our foreign exchange,” he said.

Mr Yakusak emphasised that this would generate employment and develop industries to make Nigeria great again.

While reiterating the importance of value-chain development in Plateau regarding its ‘One state, one product’ initiative, Mr Yakusak sympathised with potato farmers over the recent blight disease, which ravaged farms.

He urged them to adopt good agricultural practices, which, when applied, will prevent future occurrences of the disease outbreak.

“There are basic forms of agriculture practices that we need to practice, which when done, most of these cases will be completely eliminated. So, we go on capacity building for these farmers, and that’s what we are doing,” he said.

He called on all stakeholders in Plateaus’s potato business to join with NEPC for the necessary support and training they would require.

The ‘One state, One product’ initiative is part of President Muhammadu Buhari regime’s efforts to boost exports and diversify the economy.

(NAN)

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