The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Niyi Adebayo, yesterday in Abuja inaugurated the implementation committee in a bid to stop the rejection of agric products in Nigeria.
The committee is to be chaired by the director, Nigerian Export Promotion Council, Dr Ezra Yakusak and co-chaired by the director, Commodities and Export Department of the ministry, Suleman Audu.
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Speaking at the event, the minister charged the committee to be diligent in carrying out its assignment as their mandate is critical to the growth and development of the Nigerian economy.
He said, “Suffice it to state that a number of activities have been outlined to implement the recommendations of the technical committee and it is the task of the implementation committee to diligently ensure that they are properly articulated for the growth and development of the export subsector of the economy.”
In his acceptance speech, the chairman of the committee, who was represented at the event by the director, Product Development, NEPC, Mrs Evelyn Obidike, commended the minister for putting in place the implementation committee within the shortest possible time.