The Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) in partnership with the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency (SMEDAN) is main forty exhibitors to the Gambia International Trade Fair in Turntable Brusubi, Banjul.
The Executive Director of NEPC, Dr. Ezra Yakusak who disclosed this, stated Nigeria’s participation on the Fair became sequel to NEPC and SMEDAN’s collaborative attempt that brought about setting up the primary Nigeria – Gambia Trade Exhibition in Banjul in October 2022.
Dr. Yakusak mentioned that the Fair that’s scheduled for 18th February – nineteenth March 2023 is anticipated to draw exhibitors from distinct product classes which include cosmetics, agriculture, semi-processed, textiles and garments, leather-based and leather-based accessories, arts and crafts amongst different sectors. He stated, “I am constructive that Nigeria’s participation on the sixteenth Edition of the Fair will create markets for Made-in-Nigeria merchandise withinside the worldwide market, beautify forex influx into the Nigerian financial system and in addition enhance the monetary ties among each countries.”
Dr. Yakusak defined that the solve of each companies of presidency became to offer Nigeria’s Micro, Small and Medium Entrepreneurs (MSMEs) the possibility to take part at numerous worldwide alternate gala’s and exhibitions to permit them to show off their merchandise and compete favourably withinside the worldwide market.
The economy of the Gambia is heavily reliant on agriculture but has no significant mineral or other natural resources. About 75% of the population depends on crops and livestock for their livelihood. Small-scale production activities include processing peanuts, fish and animal hides.
Since its inception 47 years ago, the Council has promoted Nigerian-made products on all continents of the world. The range extends to processed, semi-processed agricultural and solid minerals.