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Federal Government to Begin Export of Farm Produce

Federal Government to Begin Export of Farm Produce

President Muhammadu Buhari's quest for the diversification of the local economy has started yielding the expected results with this new development.

The Nigeria Custom Service on Thursday, said it would begin the export of farm produce to Europe from some northern states, according to the Investor King.

The Comptroller in charge of Kano and Jigawa states, Mr. Abutu Mathias made this known during the quarterly stakeholders’ forum in Kano.

Mathias said that the aim was to complement the efforts of the Federal Government towards boosting the non-oil sector to revive the nation’s economy.

He said that the process was set to begin during the November and December harvest of 2016. He revealed that some of the produce to be exported are sesame and gum arabic grains among other types of exportable grains.

The comptroller appealed to all agencies involved to give the effort a maximum cooperation to achieve the desired goals.

On the achievements recorded by the command this year, Mathias noted that the revenues collected so far in every month of this year exceeded the revenues generated in the corresponding months of the year 2015.

He expressed optimism that the command would maintain the tempo in order to meet up with the 2016 target.

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