The Cross River State Commissioner for Commence, Mrs. Rosemary Archibong has called on exporters to take advantage of the opportunities that abound at International Market.
She gave the charge in Calabar Tuesday while declaring open a one-day training for over sixty exporters who congregated at Marian Hotel located in the state capital.
The commissioner said “I urge you to put the knowledge that you learned into practice.
Addressing participants at the event venue over the weekend, the Commissioner said “I urge you to put the knowledge that you learned into practice.”
“Let us be more proactive and pragmatic on how to package some of our products. Do something to add value to your goods so that they can be exported to international market.”
“All over the World the private sector are the key drivers in export business, see yourself as magnet in this sector and be more committed”
In a welcome address, the Trade Promotion Advisor Calabar export Assistance Office Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC), Emmanuel Etim also appealed to exporters in the State to take advantage of opportunities that abound in the International market.
“This forum today is another in the series of our programmes designed for mentoring potential exporters through practical experience sharing”
Etim, who was represented by Slvia Onono Adeneye, Chief Trade Promotion Officer said “It is our hope that by the time we are done with the programme, we would be positioned to take some positive steps towards the actualization of our export dreams”
Executive Secretary of Calabar Chamber of Commerce, Kenneth Asim said the training brought to the fore the key challenges exporters are facing in the International market.
The Theme of the one-day export training and interactive forum was: Harnessing the export potential s in Cross River State for sustainable growth. It was organized by NEPC in collaboration with the Ministry of Commerce and the Calabar Chamber of Commerce.