Fidelity Bank Plc has expressed the need for greater private sector participation in the non-oil export sector as part of measures to boost the country’s diversification drive.
In a statement on Wednesday, the bank’s Managing Director, Mrs Nneka Onyeali-Ikpe, was quoted as saying good export provides “a means of increasing the markets for producers and as well an opportunity to attract much needed foreign exchange earnings.”
She said: “Year-in, year-out, Fidelity Bank has demonstrated its resolve to help diversify the Nigerian economy and increase export earnings.
“One of the ways, we are doing this is through the Export Management Programme (EMP) which provides participants with the knowledge needed to navigate both the international non-oil export market and the larger export market.
“Previous editions of the EMP have recorded outstanding successes and made marked impacts in the lives and businesses of the participants. We are proud to say that the just-concluded eleventh edition is no exception.
“The feedback we have gotten from facilitators and participants alike has been nothing short of encouraging.
“The turnout was tremendous, and we are certain that we will witness astonishing results as the participants put what they learned into practice.”