Episode 75 of the SERVICOM Help Desk Radio Programme held on 25th June 2019 and it featured Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) for useful information on procedures and processes of accessing services from the Council for exports purposes.
The National Coordinator Mrs Nnenna Akajemeli appreciated the Ordinary President for the Brekete Family Platform and thanked Management of NEPC for promptly approving participation of its representatives in the programme.
Dr Israel Yakusat the Nodal Officer for NEPC said the Nigeria Export Promotion Council focuses on non-Oil exports with exception of Arts, crafts, wildlife, Timber, scrap metal amongst others. He said the Council supports Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) by giving free trainings on the rudiments of exports.
He called on members of the public to take advantage of the training by registering on-line adding that certificate could also be acquired online after due payment of N13,500. He explained however that the certificate is renewable every 2 years after a satisfactory evaluation by the Council that the certificate is put to good and profitable use.
He added that the Council supports the participation of eligible SMEs in international trade shows by granting of 50% refund on their travel expenses at their return to the country after the trade shows . All of these he said are aimed at opening international markets for Nigerian products.
The Public Relations Officer for NEPC, Mr Joe Etta in shedding more light, said that even non-governmental organizations can partake in the trainings of the Council, noting that formation of cooperatives would go a long way in helping intending exporters. He advised all those going into exports to formalize every dealing with their business partners in order to reduce risk of fraudulent encounters.
He said more information could be accessed on the Council’s website www.nepc.gov.ng