June 18, 2017

TBI boss to SMEs: Explore export opportunities valued at N3.0059 trn

By Yinka Ajayi

In a bid to expand Small, Medium Enterprises SMEs in Nigeria, the managing Consultant of Team Building International TBI, Yinka Olugbodi has tasked SMEs to explore opportunities in nation’s   export sector valued at N3.0059 trillion.

Speaking at the Auxano conference organised by Christ Embassy in Port Harcourt Rivers State,  Olugbodi  whom stresses on the importance of expanding and growing SMEs, urged participants to  cultivate necessary   attitude of growth and expansion in   SMEs.

According to him: “ SMEs owners must   explore expansion opportunities through strategic partnership with foreign companies in need of what we grow in Nigeria.    SMEs  is like a seed that must grow and expand into a fruitful tree if well cultivated.”

He added : “ SMES are the energy for economic development  with global and regional opportunities.”

The TBI boss further commended the Centre Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor Mr. Godwin Emefiele   for agricultural policies that have profited farmers, he urging small business owners to form a Strategic alliance and Partnership with foreign businesses in exporting  cash crops like : cashew,sesame seed, cow-pea and more.

“Latest data   by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), revealed that Nigeria’s export trade in agricultural exports   increased by 82 percent in the first quarter of 2017. The exports were driven by sesame seeds.

The CBN governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, has remained steadfast   on agriculture and Foreign exchange policies,   he deserve commendation   because he seems to be winning the argument,” Olugbodi stressed.