In a bid to invigorate non-oil exports, the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) is actively reviewing its operational landscape for the year 2023. This initiative aims to strategically position the non-oil export sector for heightened performance and aligns with the broader economic goals of the present administration.
Nonye Ayeni, the Executive Director/CEO of NEPC, emphasised that the organised retreat serves as a pivotal platform for the management to scrutinise the activities of the preceding year, establish targets, and carve out a new trajectory to amplify exports.
Ayeni, in her statement, highlighted that this year’s review retreat is set to delve into the NEPC Medium-Term Corporate Strategy (2019–2023), which concluded in December 2023. Additionally, it will scrutinise the 2024 annual work plan, crucial for implementing the council’s corporate strategy.
The objectives of this intensive review retreat, themed “Repositioning the Non-oil Export Sector: Operation Double Your Exports,” encompass enhancing the formulation of dynamic strategies, crafting actionable plans, fostering the emotional commitment of management and employees, and ultimately mapping out a roadmap to optimise the Council’s operational efficiency.
Conducted in Lagos State, southwest Nigeria, the retreat has drawn participants from the organised private sector, including trade and development experts, commodity associations, and more. The Head of Departments and NEPC Regional Coordinators will present various status and evaluation reports during the event.
Upon the retreat’s conclusion, the Council anticipates the unveiling of a new corporate strategy, poised to elevate export activities in the country. This move aims to cultivate an export culture in alignment with the Industrial Revitalisation Plan of the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment and resonate with the Renewed Hope Agenda of Mr. President.