Niger govt bans exportation of unprocessed shea nuts
Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello, has announced a ban on the exportation of unprocessed shea nuts.
Bello stated this, at the weekend, during a three-day leadership retreat organised by Nigeria Association of Women Entrepreneurs (NAWE) in Minna, the state capital.
He said the decision was taken at the state executive council meeting to add value, which will in turn increase the revenue generation of the state.
He said: “We took decision at the state executive council meeting to add value to the product”‘ he said.
“The decision was deliberately taken in our efforts to come up with policies that will support women entrepreneurs.”
Bello also assured NAWE of his continued support, saying: “I will brief the incoming governor on your activities and also arrange an interface between him and executives of the association.”
He, therefore, commended NAWE for putting together the retreat and engaging in entrepreneurship activities. He also urged members of the association to make judicious use of every opportunity given to them so that others can also benefit.
Earlier, in her remarks, National President of the association, Vera Ndanusa, described the governor as “a man of his word and full of passion” who has been supportive of the association.
The NAWE national president said: “You will be remembered for your dexterity in leadership and we pray the next administration will sustain the tempo.”
Ndanusa, who said the association had made significant impact on the economic growth of the country, stated: “The association has trained women on leadership and what they needed to do on dynamic terms, which are challenging times all over the world, such as COVID-19.
“This is an opportunity for women to learn how to manage and succeed even at a challenging time. The training and re-training make entrepreneurs very successful.”