FirstBank explores solutions to non-oil exports
First Bank of Nigeria Limited through its non-oil export webinar series has announced plans to deliberate opportunities in economic diversification in order to reduce reliance on oil as a mainstay of the country.
The first series of the virtual event is scheduled for today at 10 am via Zoom.
Themed “Building sustainable non-oil export in Nigeria; Harnessing opportunities within the AfCFTA treaty and agro commodities”, the Managing Director/CEO of the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC), Segun Awolowo, as well as Founder and Chief Consultant of B. Adedipe Associates Limited (BAA Consult), Dr Biodun Adedipe, are among the guest speakers.
The webinar series aims to facilitate sustainable exports as well as guide participants on ways to navigate the hurdles and challenges of exports in Nigeria.
The webinar will explore market and economic trends, unique export opportunities and potential within the non-oil export industry across the geopolitical zones in the country.
Speaking on the event, the Group Head, Marketing & Corporate Communications, Folake Ani-Mumuney, said: “in recent years, the country has witnessed increased activities by the government towards diversifying the economy, thereby boosting the export potentials of the country – beyond the contribution of crude oil – which has been the mainstay of the national economy for many decades.
“Our forthcoming Non-oil Webinar series will expand discussions that are crucial to the growth of Nigeria’s export potentials as we unlock numerous opportunities that will promote the economic diversification drive of the government, which is essential to the continued growth of the national economy, especially with the current business challenges posed by the pandemic.”