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NEPC Trains 100 Women-owned Businesses On Export Readiness

The Nigerian Export Promotion Council, in partnership with Agrochains Consult, has disclosed that it is training 100 women-owned businesses on how to export their products.

As part of the workshop currently taking place in Lagos, participants will learn about enhancing packaging, branding, and standardized certifications, and become better informed about relevant international trade agreements.

Among others, the training will facilitate the inclusion of more women-led Small and Medium Enterprises into the non-oil export ecosystem.

In a statement issued on Tuesday and jointly signed by the Export Expansion Facility Programme (EEFP), and Agrochains Consult, “The NEPC always strives to partner reputable private sector companies such as Agrochains Consult in our continuing effort to create an army of exporters that will drive non-oil exports and promote the diversification of Nigeria’s export portfolio for inclusive and sustainable economic growth.

The training of 100 women-owned businesses on export readiness is part of our efforts to achieve inclusion and effective participation of women in the non-oil export sector.”

The Executive Director /CEO of NEPC, Mr Olusegun Awolowo, said it is heartening to note the progress women-owned businesses have made as key economic drivers in Nigeria’s non-oil export ecosystem.

“The NEPC always strives to partner with reputable private sector companies such as Agrochains Consult in our continuing effort to create an army of exporters that will drive non-oil exports and promote the diversification of Nigeria’s export portfolio for inclusive and sustainable economic growth.”

According to the CEO of Agrochains, Titi Ojo, the focus of the training would be on providing real-world experience, insight, in-depth research, evidence-based information and keynotes from industry leaders.

Ojo further stated that “Agrochains had structured a six-month mentorship programme to ensure participants received the required support from experienced mentors.”

Both partners said the training was part of continuing efforts of the NEPC/EEFP to provide support for micro, small and medium enterprises operating in the sector.