NANTS harps on advocacy as robust instrument for trade facilitation

Written by on March 31, 2022


The National Association of Nigerian Traders (NANTS), on Wednesday in Abuja said that advocacy can be used as a robust instrument for trade facilitation.

The President of NANTS, Dr Ken Ukoha, said this at a two-day workshop on trade facilitation advocacy for 35 participants drawn from government agencies and organisations in West Africa.

Ukoha said that the training sought to equip the participants with effective advocacy tools and skills to influence policies on trade facilitation.

According to him, the workshop is also aimed at strengthening the voices of the representatives of various Ministries, Departments and Agencies and organisations within West Africa in the dialogue and engagement for trade facilitation.

While identifying trade as the largest revenue generator for Nigeria aside oil, Ukoha said there was the need to build the capacity of a team that would help build the country’s economy through trade facilitation.

According to him,  if we do not review our knowledge capacity, there is no way we can build that knowledge in the poor woman trader out there.

He said that the workshop would be used to demystify some of the jargons in trade

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