Mr. Samuel Oyeyipo, the Regional Coordinator, South West of Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) has advised exporters to take advantage of e-commerce to boost Nigeria’s non-oil export sector.
He explained that the pandemic has necessitated exporters to think out of the box to ensure continuity in their businesses, maintaining that embracing e-commerce would give Nigeria’s non-oil exporters the leeway to access global markets.
At a sensitisation workshop on, “Earn dollars by selling on Amazon,” organised by NEPC, Oyeyipo said in Lagos that the workshop was aimed at enabling participants’ access information needed to enhance the quality of their products and make them suitable for the international market and placement on Amazon platform.
He added that the scheme is critical as it would afford NEPC all the opportunity to exchange ideas as well as map out strategies and methodologies that would provide necessary information on production of more products and create access to the export market.
“These responsibilities we must take with all seriousness they deserve. The workshop is therefore designed to be participatory in nature as it would enable us share our field experiences with a view to enriching our knowledge on product development and conditionality for earning dollars through selling on Amazon platform,” he said.
“In addition, the importance of this gathering is underscored by the fact that some of you as managers in your company are saddled with the responsibility of generating information that could be used for planning and access to the foreign market.”