NEPC trains entrepreneurs on strategies to access global market in A/Ibom

The Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) has trained newly registered and potential exporters on basic strategies to gain access to the international market.

Speaking during a one-day workshop on export readiness in Uyo on Friday, the executive director of NEPC, Dr. Ezra Yakusak, said the move was to strengthen and equip exporters with the right knowledge for aggressive export.

Our correspondent reports that the event was organised by the NEPC headquarters, Abuja, and the theme is Become Export Ready Before Entering Foreign Market and Sustaining Export Growth For Your Business.

Yakusak, represented by NEPC’s deputy director, Uyo Assistant Office, Mrs. Pauline Ndulaka, said the training “is on the continuous effort of the Council to create awareness of the need for the nation to embrace Export-for- Survival to achieve economic growth and sustainability.”

“It is my happiness to welcome you to this workshop. It is aimed at developing skills and equipping registered/potential exporters with the requisite skills for export trade.

“The participants will be able to make successful entries into foreign/international markets after becoming export ready with capacity, right resources, and management to deliver marketable products or services on a global scale at a competitive price,” he said.

In her welcome address, Ndulaka, represented by NEPC’s head, Product/Market Division, Uyo, Mrs. Christiana Ekeng, said the nation’s continuous dependence on oil as a major source of income was not all profitable, hence the option to get more serious with developing non- oil exports as a second line of defense and a clear strategy for economic diversification.

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