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Udoma Udoma: Federal government committed to expanding export of locally produced goods, services

The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma says the Federal government is committed to the diversification of the country’s economy away from dependence on oil and gas.
Yemi Osinbajo

VP Osinbajo: Revitalisation of fertiliser blending plants saves Nigeria $200 million annually

The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Thursday, said that the revitalisation of fertiliser blending plants had saved the country over $200 million annually in foreign exchange and over N60 billion in budgetary provisions for fertiliser subsidies.
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VP Osinbajo: Nigeria will change intra-African trade matrix

Nigeria’s vice president, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, yesterday said government was determined to increase the level of the country’s trade in the region.
Lekki Free Zone

Governor Ambode: Export inflow at LFZ to hit $6b by 2020

The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Thursday said the export inflow at the Lekki Free Zone in Ibeju Lekki area of the State is projected to hit over $6 billion (about N2.159 trillion) by 2020, adding that it was time for Nigeria to develop sustainable roadmap to rev up export with particular focus on multi-sector products far beyond oil.

Governor Ambode: Export inflow at LFZ to hit $6 billion by 2020

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State, on Thursday, said the export inflow at the Lekki Free Zone (LFZ) in Ibeju Lekki area of the state is projected to hit over $6billion (about N2.159trillion) by 2020, saying it was time for Nigeria to develop sustainable roadmap to rev up export with particular focus on multi-sector products far beyond oil.

Governor Badaru urges states to support farmers to produce competitive, qualitative goods

Gov. Muhammad Badaru of Jigawa, on Thursday urged states’ ministries of agriculture to support farmers in producing competitive and qualitative goods for export in order to achieve the “Zero Oil Plan’’ (ZOP).

Nigeria commits to poverty reduction

Nigeria has introduced measures to shore-up employment in order to eradicate poverty and transform the nation’s economy.

Nigeria earns N13.5bn from cashew nuts

Nigeria’s effort to diversify the economy appears to be yielding results with increased revenue from cashew nuts and other agriculture products’ export.

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