The Nigerian Export Promotion Council, NEPC, has said that Nigerian goods are being rejected and in some instances, banned in some foreign countries because of poor packaging and labeling.
According to the Executive Director of the NEPC, Mr. Olusegun Awolowo, several countries have banned products from Nigeria because of this, adding that products from the country have been facing the challenge of poor packaging.
Awolowo disclosed this in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, at a one-day export workshop organised by the South-South Regional Office of the council.
The NEPC boss, who was represented by the Regional Coordinator of NEPC, Mr. Mike Nworgu, said that NEPC was taking all necessary steps to ensure that goods produced in Nigerian were properly packaged to allow for easy export.
He said: “Part of the strategies is to ensure suitable packaging and labeling of products. Sadly, the importance of packaging and labeling are sometimes subverted, leading to export rejects and outright ban of Nigerian products in some instances.”
By Timothy Enietan-Matthews
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