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NAHCO unveils centre to boost exports, FX inflows

NAHCO unveils centre to boost exports, FX inflows

The Nigerian Aviation Handling Company (NAHCO) Plc, a Nigeria-based ground handling company, has launched its export packaging and processing centre in Lagos to improve exports and foreign exchange inflows into the country.

Speaking at the event on Friday, Seinde Fadeni, chairman of NAHCO’s Board of Directors, said NAHCO, as a private sector operator, “values the support of the government to make the business environment less challenging”.

“We have achieved this and the new task is to set a new goal. Our only request to the government on this occasion would be that; should we need your support in our quest to move aviation forward in Nigeria in our own little way, please be there for us,” he said.

He added that NAHCO believes that there is a lot of foreign exchange that Nigeria can earn through food exports.

“We have come to lead the charge. We would need the government to give us all the support we need.”

According to the chairman, the livelihood and prosperity of many Nigerians depend on the export of perishables. He asked the government to summon a meeting of stakeholders to deliberate on the ways to move the segment forward.

“And to all our stakeholders, the airlines, the agents, exporters, farmers, I tell you this today: NAHCO is ready for export business. You cannot get this facility anywhere else in Nigeria. It is built with you in mind. I urge you to use it.”

NAHCO is ground handling service provider that plays in the aviation industry, energy, logistics, food and beverages, and aviation training.

Indranil Gupta, group managing director at NAHCO noted that non-oil exports will have to play a pivotal role in strengthening the economic might of the great nation

He said exports bring about economic development by way of earning foreign exchange and helping the domestic economy by generating jobs, thereby putting money into the pockets of Nigerians.