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NEPC to train SMEs on food export

20 August 2013, 15:26

Abuja - The Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) has concluded plans to train small and medium entrepreneurs involved in food exports on quality and packaging.

This is contained in statement issued on Tuesday in Abuja by Joe Itah, Head of Public Relations, NEPC.

The statement quoted Grace Clark, NEPC board chairperson, as saying this at the just- concluded Food Labelling and Food Expo held in the U.S.

It said there was the need for the Nigeria entrepreneurs in the sector to explore opportunities in the U.S. and other global markets.

It said the training would expose the entrepreneurs to modern trends and technology involved in the export of food to these markets given the global concern on food safety.

“Given Nigerian population, the market has a tremendous potential for partnership with U.S.  firms in food processing, handling and distribution.”

“It is in fulfilment of the Federal Government Transformation Agenda to diversify the economy from oil to non-oil that the council facilitated the participation of some Nigerian SMEs to the expo,” it said.

-    NAN

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