Emir, FCMB, NEPC raise support for zero-oil plan

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Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammed Sanusi II
Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammed Sanusi II

The campaign for improved export business under government’s zero-oil programme has received a boost from the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammed Sanusi II, First City Monument Bank (FCMB), and Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC).

NEPC said the focus of zero-oil plan is to make the world a market place for Nigerian non-oil products, grow non-oil exports from $2.7 billion (2014) to $8 billion in 2019 and eventually $25 billion by 2025.

But at the fourth forum in the series, organised by FCMB, with the theme: “Financial Inclusion for Non-oil Exports Growth”, in Kano State, the Emir urged Nigerians engaged in export trade to move focus beyond primary products to processed ones, as it would add value to their businesses and the country.

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