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NEPC targets 15m jobs for women from shea nut export


 The Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) says it will create over 15 million jobs for women in the next two years through the export of shea nut.

Omowunmi Osibo, the director, product development department of NEPC, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Lagos that the council had contacted the regulatory agencies over the issue.

According to Osibo, NEPC has begun the training of the operators on sourcing logistics, quality regulation, processing innovations, business modelling, social accountability, cosmetic’s formulation and soap-making, among others.

She said that women were targeted because millions of women across West Africa participated directly in the shea nut industry.

She said that the market for shea nut had appreciated in recent times by providing of income and job opportunities for countries producing it.