Nigerian onion marketers start documented exports to West Africa

Last Thursday, onion Producers and Marketers Association of Nigeria (OPMAN) inaugurated documented onion exports through the Sokoto state Illela land border.

Abdulrahameed Ma’aji, the Area Controller of Nigerian Custom Service (NCS), in charge of Sokoto and Zamfara states, urged producers and marketers to utilize the opportunity for enhanced production and trading.

Ma’aji commended President Muhammadu Buhari for reopening the land borders for legitimate businesses, and lauded the efforts of the Comptroller General of NCS, Col. Hameed Ali (Rtd), for keeping in tune with international best practice in Customs’ responsibilities.

According to¸ he described onion as a commodity with vast potentials that could attract foreign investors and create employment opportunities along with enhancing value addition to consumption and industrial use.

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