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.