An agricultural export firm, The Thy Global Investment Ltd. has indicated its resolve to demystify challenges being faced by potential exporters in Nigeria. This was disclosed recently when the Managing Director of the company, Mr. Ismail Abdulazeez, announced a proposed export workshop, slated for this month with the aim of exposing Nigerians to seamless way of exporting their agricultural products and finished goods.
Among other things, the three day workshop, which will hold in Ikeja, from Saturday 22nd October to Monday 24th October, is designed to rejuvenate the Nigerian economy through by boosting entrepreneurial spirits of business owners who are keen about exportation. The theme of the workshop is; ‘Hands-on, in-depth training on ’Agricultural Commodities & Finished Goods Export’.
Aside gearing up start up business owners on how they can become exporters of goods, the workshop is also designed to help participants understand how they can secure export contracts.
Abdulazeez, whose company specialises in breading of animals like Snail, Grass cutters and Bee, said he decided to organise the event based on his exposure to Europe and other countries of the world and the benefits therein for Nigerians who explore such markets.
He said: “Long before Nigeria government woke up to the need for economic diversification, I have seen the opportunity in Agriculture and key into it through breading of animals for sales, processing and exportation and I have seen what Agriculture is capable of doing for our economy, which is currently in comatose. With this workshop, we want to expose Nigerians to how they can secure export contract and how they can turn their Agricultural products to wealth.”
Explaining further, Abdulazeez spoke on the opportunities in Nigeria and the need for youths to key into it. He also spoke about packages in the workshop which include: practical training, 10 comprehensive manuals on cashew nut export, sesame seed export, dried hibiscus flower export, soya beans export, shea butter/nut export and charcoal export. Others are; local foods Items, animals & animal products export, video DVDs on export and many more.
To participate, the Managing Director stated that each participant is expected to pay N130, 000, to some designated banks and come on the training day with their teller or bank draft issued in favour of any of the chosen banks.