Nigeria Generates Over $3bn From Non-oil Export

The Nigerian Export Promotion Council has said that the country exported non-oil products worth $3.455bn in the 2021 fiscal year.

The Executive Director, NEPC, Mr Ezra Yakusak, who said this while speaking at a seminar organised by the council in Owerri, Imo State,  added that it was an increase from $2.21bn generated in 2020.

Yakusak, who was represented by NEPC’s Trade Promotion Advisor in Imo State, Mr Anthony Ajuruchi, said that the council was able to achieve this as a result of the implementation of its current mantra, ‘Export for Survival’.

He urged media practitioners to prioritise the exportation of non-oil products as a means of marketing Nigeria’s indigenous products at the international level and diversifying its economy for survival.

He commended exporters in Imo for manufacturing products worth over $2.3m from 2016 to 2021 and exporting the same to countries such as Poland, USA, Dubai, Italy and Australia.

Kehinde Ogunyale

Reporting on the data-driven economy, and investigations.

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