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FIIRO partners NEPC on exports, job creation


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Federal Institute of Industrial Research Oshodi (FIIRO) is partnering the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) on export of local products and job creation.

The partnership is aimed at value addition to agro commodities.

Speaking during the official visit of NEPC delegates to the institute, Director General of FIIRO, Prof. Gloria Elemo, said through the initiative, more jobs would be created for jobless youths.


“We have taken note of some strategic approaches of NEPC that are relevant to FIIRO’s mandate, which include Small and Medium Enterprises export development, development of priority export products, and establishment of a world class export training institute.

“I strongly believe that the two organisations have complementary roles to play in promoting value added export, most especially agro and mineral resources, to boost non-oil export.
While NEPC has a core mandate to promote non-oil export, FIIRO has a core mandate in agro processing and value addition, to produce exportable products with enhanced economic value.”

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