Nigeria:NEPC urges women to leverage AfCFTA
- 18 December 2020 / News / 92 / Africa - Bi 3
The Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) has called on women entrepreneurs to take advantage of the soon-to-be-enforced African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) to boost their standard of living.
The southeast regional coordinator of the NEPC, Arnold Jackson made the call on Wednesday in Enugu during a workshop on ‘Packaging and Labeling of Products as a tool in Market Penetration Strategy’.
The workshop was organised by NEPC for women entrepreneurs comprising African Women’s Entrepreneurship Programme (AWEP) and others. Jackson said that AfCFTA would provide a huge market where no fewer than 1.2 billion people would trade goods from different parts of the continent.
He said women are a critical aspect of the diversification policy of the Federal Government, adding that the council would do everything it can to empower them.
Ime-James said that much was happening on the international scene, adding that Nigerian women had the potential to compete in the global market.
The National Vice President, AWEP, Mrs. Tessy Igweani, said that they needed to get more women to join the export market. She said though funding was a major problem facing the women that such a challenge could be overcome if women could form clusters
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