88 companies in Benue set for yam export | Dailytrust

88 companies in Benue set for yam export

 President of National Association of Yam Farmers, Processors and Marketers, Prof. Simon Irtwange has said at least, 88 companies in Benue State have formed a strong alliance to enable them engage in yam exportation to foreign market.

This is even as the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) has urged Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to take advantage of the African Continental Free Trade Area, (AfCFTA) to access foreign markets and boost their businesses.

Irtwange in an interview with our correspondent in Makurdi, said that the 88 companies put together can export yam successfully to other parts of the world.

He also called for synergy among yam farmers to ensure ease in the process of harnessing and exportation of yam and other farm produce from the country, noting that the challenges earlier posing hindrance to the trade had been dealt with.

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