Segun Awolowo met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House in Abuja a few days ago to discuss how exporting Nigeria’s farm produce can boost the nation’s economy.
The Chief Executive Officer of Nigerian Export Promotion Council, Segun Awolowo, met President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House in Abuja a few days ago.
The agency, which Awolowo headed during the tenure of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, is responsible for the promotion of non-oil exports to diversify the country’s economy.
During the meeting, Awolowo discussed comprehensively about Nigeria’s farm produce being exported abroad. He also assured the President that the high demand rate for the produce would boost the country’s economy.
Awolowo, a lawyer by profession before becoming NEPC CEO, worked in the Federal Capital Territory Administration as Secretary for Social Development, Area Councils and later Secretary of Transport, where he played a significant role in evolving a master plan for an efficient urban transportation system in the FCT.
He is also a scion of Chief Obafemi Awolowo, one of Nigeria's great founding fathers.