The Nigeria Export Promotion Council (NEPC) has said that the introduction of its Home Export Warehouse (DEW) will tackle the excessive stage of rejection of non-oil exports on the world market.
The Government Director and Chief Government Officer, Ezra Yakusah, defined that the initiative, when it lastly comes on stream, wouldn’t solely tackle the excessive stage of rejection of Nigerian commodities in international markets, however would additionally ease logistics constraints skilled by non-oil exporters.
The NEPC Chief Government Officer at a one-day nationwide sensitisation programme on DEW tagged “Full operationalisation and efficient patronage of authorised DEW in Lagos, mentioned the programme would additionally cut back the variety of checks alongside the export hall from the hinterland to port of cargo.
“Apart from, it will help in monitoring cargoes and guarantee transparency within the logistics worth chain,” he added.
In response to him, the export enterprise is the bedrock of each growing nation, however has been confronted with myriads of challenges hampering the expansion of export enterprise.
He added: “In an effort to bridge this hole, the Council in its decided efforts took the daring step to provoke the idea and arrange of Home Export Warehouse (DEW) as one of many options to ease provide chain constraint in Nigeria. The general goal of this occasion is to launch the method of operationalising the DEW scheme consistent with NAP 7.0 as directed by the Presidential Enabling Enterprise Surroundings Council (PEBEC).
“It additionally marks the start of a DEW nationwide sensitisation marketing campaign which is anticipated to offer nationwide publicity geared at making certain optimum utilisation of the amenities in addition to present a platform for the export regulatory and facilitating businesses to interface with the exporting group.”
He mentioned as a part of efforts to make sure the effectiveness of the DEW, a devoted brand was developed to ease identification, and guarantee visibility; additionally know-how can even be deployed to reinforce operational effectivity towards attaining sustainability in addition to cut back human interface.
“It’s hoped that the inter-agency synergy displayed within the implementation will present a platform for eventual sustainability of the DEW. The Council in collaboration with its inter-agency companions had after a tedious and rigorous choice course of, licensed and authorised 9 DEW operators throughout the nation, whereas extra have been inspected by the technical committee to establish their suitability,” he averred.
Additionally talking, the Deputy Director, Stakeholder Companies, Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC), Celestine Akujobi, counseled the efforts of the council, saying that each businesses have been working harmoniously to spice up Nigeria’s non-oil export commerce.
He famous that if non-oil exporters are inspired, the sector would create wealth and job alternatives for the nation whereas additionally boosting Nigeria’s Gross Home Product (GDP).