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NEPC, GTB train Anambra export beginners on promotion initiatives

NEPC, GTB train Anambra export beginners on promotion initiatives

The Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) in collaboration with Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB) Friday trained some newly registered companies.

The newly registered Small and Medium Enterprises were taken through export promotion initiatives on business successes.

Peter Udom, NEPC’s State Coordinator said the participants were taken on the nitty-gritty of basic of exporting business right from production, packaging and certification to the global stage.

“Today is an inauguration edition for the assembled participants to let them know nitty-gritty of export business and make them to be grounded in the foundation.

“We have the same similar programme called zero to export. It is under the zero to export initiative by the council.

“This is the first edition since I assumed office in Anambra. We needed to increase the GDP of the state. We want to take advantage of the unification of forex which have provided a lot of importation business.

“Anambra is known for array of importers. What you see today is to get newly export friends to embrace export in order to attract forex and create employment as enabling effects, jobs and embracing exports basically,” Udom said.

Christian Udechukwu, commissioner for Industry, said that Nigeria would not survive without non-export being promoted.

Udechukwu, represented his Executive Assistant, Emeka Okeke said that it had been the passion of the present state government to promote Nigerian non-oil products to boost foreign exchange earnings.

He said that the state government had just concluded a master plan for an industrial city on a 4000-hectare plots of land.

“In that portion we are dedicating about 400 hectares to automotive and pharmaceutical and other products development on completion.

“We will ensure a solid working relationship with NEPC to make Anambra top in ease of doing business,” Udechukwu said.

Anthony Okoli, GTB Marketing manager, Awka branch, said that the bank was ready to provide the necessary assistance to its customers excel in export business.

He enumerated many benefits

from the bank to include obtaining loans, grants, and certification.

Edith Ikenye, NEPC’s assistant Chief Executive Officer in her paper ‘Understanding the Basics of Export Business,’ tutored the participants on many benefits and challenges of export business.