By Funmilayo Adeyemi
Abuja, Sept. 23, 2020 The Committee of Youth on Mobilisation and Sensitisation (CYMS), says it is partnering with the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC), to promote utilisation of made in Nigeria products among youths.
The CYMS’s Director-General, Mr Obinna Nwaka made this known when he received the top management of Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) in Abuja led by Segun Awolowo.
He stressed the need to encourage and prepare the next generation of exporters in Nigeria.
Nwaka said the idea behind the whole concept was to create wealth through Non Oil sectors with a view to reduce poverty in the country, which was in line with the vision and mandate of NEPC.
He urged the council to key into President Muhammadu Buhari’s commitment to lift many young people out of poverty, while also encouraging patronage of made in Nigerian products to grow the nation’s economy.
Nwaka on behalf of the organisation presented the official concept document of CYMS to the council, while he also received from the NEPC’s CEO, Mr Olusegun Awolowo, to show commitment and partnership.
Earlier, the Executive Director / CEO of the council, Awolowo frowned at many youths not utilising available opportunities in the country and low patronage of Nigerian international export products.
He said the lack of zeal from the younger generation was a source of concern, saying that the youth should take over to build a system where poverty will longer be managed but instead create wealth.
The NEPC boss mentioned how they were able to discover many young Nigerians heading sensitive departments in top companies in abroad and that such should be emulated in Nigeria and encouraged.
He said the youth will be encouraged with the partnership with CYMS, which can be used to reach out and sensitise young people with burning desires in entrepreneurship.
Other members of the delegation from CYMS were Yerima Aminu Isa, the Secretary General, Tonto Dikeh, the Director, Socials & Empowerment, Mr Adeyemi Qudus, Director of Logistics, Maurice Chima, Director ICT and Mr Otobong Gabriel, Media Director.
The NEPC officials at the meeting comprise the Executive Director, Mrs Getrude Ukoanam, Director, National Export Officer and Ms Estelle Igwe, Deputy Director Trade Information Dept among others.