Category Archives: Export

NEPC partners NACC, UNIDO, to Boost non-oil Exports In Nigeria

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC), Mr Segun Awolowo, has commenced moves to boost non-oil exports in the country.

To achieve this, NEPC partnered two great institutions: the Nigerian American Chamber of Commerce (NACC) and United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO).

Kaduna Dry Port Exports 5 Containers Of Ginger Weekly

The Executive Secretary, Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC), Bar. Hassan Bello has said the Kaduna Dry Port now exports at least five containers of ginger weekly at the facility.

Mr. Hassan Bello told our correspondent in Abuja that this further assures all importers and exporters that the Kaduna dry port is now fully integrated into the customs port of destinations for imports and exports. Dry port was officially commissioned in January this year by President Muhammadu Buhari.

NIRSAL support Export crops farmers with $373m

Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL) said it disbursed $373 million to farmers in the past year to help boost production of export crops.
The agency underwrites risk for credit going to farmers, as part of government effort to increase revenue from farm exports and reduce dependence on oil.

Gombe Exports 400 Snakes To England Every Month – Photo

Authorities of the Snakebite Treatment and Research Centre, Kaltungo in Gombe state, have revealed that over 400 snakes of different varieties are being exported from the centre to Liverpool in England every month.

The snakes packaged. Dr. Abubakar Ballah, Officer in charge of centre, who made the disclosure to newsmen in Kaltungo on Thursday, said the snakes exported served as raw material for the production of anti-snake venom.

Anambra to boost spices production for local, export markets

Anambra State Governor Willie Obiano has unveiled the plans of the state to boost spices production for local consumption and for export.

Obiano made this known after an inspection of Tiger Food Production Company, Obosi in Idemili North Local Government Area of the state.

He said the venture would be under a joint partnership with agro-based investors already working in the state.

Represented by his Deputy, Dr Nkem Okeke, the governor said his government would explore workable means of engaging farmers in the state in growing the raw materials needed for spices production.

Nigeria Customs raises global awareness, intercepts N10b Pangolin scales in six months

Massive interception of Pangolin scales and Elephant tusks by the Federal Operations Unit (FOU) of the Nigerian Customs Services has attracted global attention to the country and it’s strict compliance to a United Nation’s convention on endangered species.

Officers of FOU Zone ‘A’ Ikeja have recorded the highest seizure of Pangolin scales and Elephant tusk worth N10 billion in six months.

A worldwide ban on trade in Pangolin was unanimously agreed to at a meeting of the 181 nations including Nigeria on the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in September 2016.

Nigeria’s Exports Rise By 20% In 2018 – NBS

The Nigerian Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says the country’s export rose by 20.02% in the first quarter of 2018 as against Q4 2017 figures.

The export value in the quarter under review was N4.693.34 trillion, compared to the Q4 2017 figure of (N3.9 trillion). When contrasted against the first quarter of 2017, the country’s export increased by 56.01% .

Its key export partner was Netherlands, who imported 20.5% of Nigeria’s exports. India came up next with 18.2 per cent and Spain imported the third highest, valued at 8.3 per cent. The US bought 8.2 per cent of Nigeria’s exports, while France purchased 6.3%.

How Nigeria Lost N3.6 Trillion to Poor Agribusiness Export

A recent report has indicated that Nigeria loses about N3.6 trillion to poor export opportunities and lack of storage facilities at the airports.

The report stated that if the opportunity to exploit farm produce to meet international demand is fully exploited by Nigeria, it would create thousands of direct and indirect jobs.

But the sub-sector had been under exploited due to low operational and investment opportunities.