BY: Vitalis Ugoh, Calabar
Akin Oyediran newly elected Chairman, Manufacturer’s Association of Nigeria ( MAN) Cross River State and Akwa-Ibom chapter has expressed willingness and desire to partner with NEXIM Bank in the exportation of syringes, rubber, Transformer’s, recycling product and other agricultural products in the zone.
“MAN Cross River State and Akwa-Ibom State under my watch is to key into the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AFTA) and mobilize industry and companies with available opportunities in the export market”.
According to him, “my visit to Cross River State, is to identify companies and industry that can export agricultural products and making them work together with NEXIM Bank, for them to get the necessary information they need from the Bank”.
Oyediran who is the managing director of Jubilee Syringe manufacturing Ltd Ona local Government Area of Akwa-Ibom State said he was very impressed with the farmilization visit to industries in the Calabar Free TradeZone (CFTZ).
He disclosed this on during his two days maiden visit to NEXIM Bank and companies located at the (CFTZ) , Bank of Industry Calabar, Asi-Ukpo comprehensive cancer, Center, Danelec Transformer manufacturing Industry etc.
In his reaction, the regional head of NEXIM Bank Calabar office Soni Osaghale said what MAN is doing is part of NEXIM Bank focus for export.
“We understand the export market, we do advisory service for export market, we are set up as an export credit agency, ( ECA) and our targets is to drive the export market and help the government to earned foreign exchange”
He also explained that NEXM bank is ready to partnered with MAN in the promotion of export goods in line with AFTA agreement.
Among those who accompany the Oyediran to the facility tour include, Usen Umoh Vice Chairmen, GM of Royal Farms Ltd, Nnamdi Nwanneka executive director of TSI Property Investment holdings, the Secretary Klinton Offiong, and the Administration manager of Danelec transformer Industry among others.