There have been public opinions concerning the diversification of Nigeria exports products. The arguments that Nigeria is over dependent on oil as a major source of export and revenue is top on the list.
Recently the Nigeria Foreign Affairs Minister, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama explained that Nigeria have indeed been making efforts to this effect but the export products are been rejected by most countries.
He further stated that the quality of products from the country, especially agricultural products, do not meet the export standards of these countries.
He publicly made this known in a meeting with the Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC), Olusegun Awolowo, in Abuja on Saturday, July 10, 2021.
He challenged the agency (NEPC) to promptly address the challenge.
The Minister said that the Federal Government will focus on strengthening economic diplomacy with countries it has formal relationships with.
In response the Mr Awolowo reassured the minister that the agency is optimistic of their vision of achieving $30 billion from non-oil export by 2025.