As part of its unwavering commitment towards the advancement of the economy, Fidelity Bank Plc, in partnership with the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) has formally inaugurated the Zero2Export project.
Specifically designed to provide valuable insights into all processes and structures required to engage in non-oil export business, Zero2Export is a novel capacity-building programme targeted at would-be exporters using a practical handholding approach.
The event marked the birth of a new crop of entrepreneurs involved in non-oil exports and empowered through collaborative efforts to champion Nigeria’s diversification drive.
Speaking at the event in Lagos, MD/CEO of Fidelity Bank, Nnamdi Okonkwo, said the programme could not have come at a better time, especially in view of growing emphasis on export and import substitution.
With the prevailing economic condition precipitated by the free-fall in international oil prices, Okonkwo said it was imperative for the country to expand and increase non-oil exports to foster sustainable and inclusive growth. The high point of the event was the inspiring testimonials of the graduands who shared their experiences and challenges.