Ekiti state government has partnered with the Nigeria export promotion council, NEPC, to boost the agricultural and industrial revolution of the state in the area of banana exportation.
The state commissioner for trade and industries, Muyiwa Olumilua,while declaring open a Stakeholders’ Forum on Banana Development for Export, explained that since the State is one of the highest producers of banana and cassava in Nigeria, the partnership with NEPC would go a long way in supporting the agenda of tracking economic, commercial, infrastructural as well as agricultural and industrial revolution in the State.
The commissioner while reiterating the commitment of Fayemi-led administration in creating enabling environment for investment to thrive in the state, noted that the One-State-One-Product (OSOP) initiative is an essential part of the “Zero Oil” plan, where all States of the federation are to identify at least one strategic export product and its alternate product, based on their comparative advantage, from which the country can earn foreign exchange.
Olumilua however urged participants of the Forum to participate actively, in order to achieve the desired result of ensuring the ease of doing business, and boosting the economy of the State.
Meanwhile, the Executive Director/CEO of the Nigeria Export Promotion Council, Mr. Olusegun Awolowo, commended the Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi for his efforts at developing non-oil export products in the State.