Nigeria should diversify exports with processed fruit, veg

In the opinion of the Managing Director of Koinonia Ventures Limited, Mr. Olufemi Boyede, Nigeria's Federal Government could diversify its economy, if it creates an enabling environment. Nigeria has over 5,000 exportable products which it could explore in the non-oil export industry.

He said this in Lagos at a press conference announcing a one-day workshop on non-oil export scheduled for next week.

He stated that the council recently, under its new ‘Zero Oil Plan’, had enumerated 21 products that could replace oil as Nigeria’s leading revenue.

Boyede, who is also the President, Koinonia Global Services Incorporated Canada, said Nigeria should be looking at its processed fruits and vegetables industry for the market in the Economic Community of West African States.

On the non-oil export workshop, he said, “Our aim is to develop Nigeria's export industry by helping to prepare entrepreneurs with the requisite knowledge of exporting.

“We at KVL see exporting from three sides: the supply side, the finance side, and the market side. The March workshop will address all these sides and deliver to participants all they need to know about exporting.”

Boyede said the office of the trade representative of the European Union would be represented at the workshop, alongside stakeholders.

Source: punchng.com

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