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NEPC tasks exporters on competitiveness, AfCFTA readiness

Posted by Godwin Onyemaechi

Bornu State Governor, Professor Babagana Zulum recieving the Zero Oil Plan from Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC), Olusegun Awolowo during an official visit to the headquarters of NEPC discussing how the state can key into the Export Expansion Facility Programme in Abuja.

With the operationalisation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), Nigerian exporters have been implored to build capacity and be prepared to compete under the free trade area to avoid dumping of goods in the country.

The Executive Director/CEO of Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) Olusegun Awolowo while receiving in his office, the Governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum, in Abuja, said: “We (Nigerians) must be ready with an army of exporters to compete with our goods under AfCFTA to avoid dumping of foreign goods in the country”.

Speaking on Borno State, Awolowo reiterated the need to formalise trade along the border markets, which are more prevalent along the Niger Republic, Chad and Cameroon border markets respectively.

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