Delta pencils down cassava, palm oil for export
State inaugurates Export Promotion Implementation sub-committee
In Delta State, two products namely, cassava and palm oil have been penciled down for export just as the state’s ministry of Commerce and Industry has inaugurated the Project Implementation and Strategy sub-committee of the state Committee on Export Promotion.
The sub-committee has been charged to work towards the provision of suitable platforms for farmers in the state to export their products.
Giving the charge during the inauguration ceremony held in Asaba, the Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Mary Iyasere said that the inauguration of the sub-committee had become expedient due to the inability of producers in the state to export their products.
The Chairman of the committee, who is also the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Arthur-Prest Umukoro, thanked the Commissioner for giving members of the sub-committee the opportunity to contribute their quota in the export promotion drive of the state.
During the meeting of the committee, two possible products for exportation, palm oil, and cassava, were penciled down, while more investigations will be carried out to find out the comparative advantage of each product over others.
This is in line with the one-state-one-product program initiative of the Federal Government aimed at boosting export.
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