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Nigerian Export Promotion Council inaugurates anti-corruption unit

The Nigeria Export Promotion Council has in conjunction with the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission, ICPC inaugurated members of its Anti-Corruption unit.

The Executive Director of the Council, Mr Olusegun Awolowo during the inauguration in Abuja said the expectation of the unit is to guide management and staff not to involve themselves in any form of corruption.

As an export promotion organization it stand to reason that we are trying to take companies out with good standard with good products, we are selves must not be found wanting, it means that they would have confidence in us that we are in full compliance with laws of the land and with that confidence they repose in us we are able to promote Nigerian companies. He said.

The Executive Director also stated that the Council would adopt the Standard Organization of Nigeria’s specification and meeting standards adding that it would bid to be an ISO 9002 compliance company.

He added that the council is targeting at least twenty per cent increase in Export promotion at the end of the year.

At the end of the year we target at least 20 per cent increase in Export promotion and that is going to really work now because in the next one week, Mr president is going to be launching the new export credit certificate and the promissory note certificate, the promissory note is the indebtedness we carried over as our incentives to exporters, the president has approved and we are looking at some 350 billion naira worth of promissory note that would go out to exporters so that would help them bring confidence back in to the system. He added.

For his part, the Head of Anti-Corruption Unit, ICPC, Mr Justin Kuatsea said the unit to help check corrupt practices in the organization and in all other Ministries Departments and Agencies in the country.

Source: Voice of Nigeria