Nigeria will rely less on crude oil soon—NEPC

The Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) says Nigeria will soon move away from total dependence on crude oil to exporting sector.
The Regional Coordinator of the Council, South-South Office, Mr Joe Itah said this during a One-Day Round Table Stakeholders’ forum on Cassava and Palm Producers in the Non-Oil Exports Sub-Sector in Bayelsa.
The coordinator said that Bayelsa was rich in cassava and palm oil production.
“The spate of economic uncertainties around the most economies of the world has shown us that it was time to really sit-up and even more than ever, seeks to do things differently to enhance the economy.
“It is in pursuit of this goal that the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) has established the One-State-One-Product project which in itself is an offshoot from the Zero Oil Plan Initiative.
“The Zero Oil plan is a federal government driven economic arrangement enshrined within the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) to develop and promote 22 choice products where Nigeria has competitive advantage for export.
“It was first introduced in 2016 to lift the nation out of the then recession..


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