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Fidelity Bank Deepens Exporters’ Capacity 

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Leading financial institution -Fidelity Bank Plc has once again demonstrated its devotion to boosting the volume of non-oil exports in the country as it recently hosted entrepreneurs within the North-Central geopolitical zone of Nigeria for the 13th edition of its Export Management Programme (EMP 13) in Abuja. 

The event was a five-day intensive program, held between Monday, 18 and Friday, 22 July 2022 at Novare Central, Wuse Zone 5 in the nation’s capital. It featured insightful presentations from leading experts in the nation’s export industry including regulators, academics, and businessmen. 

Isaiah Ndukwe, the Divisional Head, Export, and Agriculture, Fidelity Bank Plc, while speaking on the EMP, said, “We launched the EMP in 2016 with the objective of helping Nigerian businesses pivot to exports. Since then and in partnership with the Lagos Business School and the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC), we have hosted 12 editions of the training. 

“We are delighted by the feedback from customers and non-customers that have benefited from the initiative, especially the uptick in their business performance after participating in the program. 

”It would be recalled that Fidelity Bank launched a series of sensitization programs to drive non-oil exports across the country in February this year. Tagged, “The CBN RT200 FX Sensitisation Seminar”, the workshops featured presentations from experts in the exports space on how businesses can take advantage of the Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN) drive to raise $200 billion in foreign exchange earnings in the next three to five years through non-oil exports. 

“Till date, the bank has hosted seminars in Kano, Akure, Jos, and Benin-City -in partnership with the Edo State Investment Promotion Office (ESIPO) and GIZ.” 

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