For developing countries such as Nigeria to accelerate economic growth, there needs to be greater private sector. The divisional head, Export and Agriculture, Fidelity Bank, Isaiah Ndukwe, stated this at the just-concluded 11th edition of Fidelity Bank Export Management Programme held in Lagos. The programme covered a wide range of topics including export documentation and application of export development processes and was facilitated by leading faculty from Lagos Business School, staff of the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) and experts in financial management and exports.
Fidelity Bank Plc said its flagship industry-focused programme in partnership with the Nigerian Export Promotion Council which aims at equipping and training existing and prospective exporters will begin in October.The bank said in a statement that strengthening the non-oil export sector of the economy had become a necessity in light of the country’s dependence on oil exports for government revenue and foreign exchange earnings.It stated that in 2016, the bank launched the Export Management Programme in partnership with NEPC and the Pan-African University.
Fidelity said that EMP 11 would hold n Lagos while EMP 12 would come after in Kano.
The managing director, Fidelity Bank, Mrs. Nneka Onyeali-Ikpe explained that, “Year-in, year-out, Fidelity Bank has demonstrated its resolve to help diversify the Nigeria economy and increase export earnings.