The Federal Government will continue to support Nigerian exporters through its agencies, bringing about necessary reforms to boost the growth of the country’s non-oil exports, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN.
According to a statement by his spokesman Laolu Akande, Prof.
Osinbajo urged exporters to take advantage of opportunities for growth
in the African market through the African Continental Free Trade Area,
The Vice President made this call on Wednesday when he received at
the Presidential Villa, a delegation of major agro-exporters in the
The delegation came with the CEO/Executive Director of the Nigeria
Export Promotion Council, Mr. Segun Awolowo who formally
developed a Zero-Oil Plan designed to move Nigeria away from being
an oil-dependent economy.
Highlighting the approval of the National Development Plan on
Wednesday by the Federal Executive Council, the VP stated that “one of
the major components of that Plan is that we are trying to move away as
much as possible from our dependence on oil and gas proceeds as our
major sources of foreign exchange. You have seen a trend towards that
in revenue figures.”