NEPZA, NBS To Share Data On Imports, Exports, Others

The Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority and the National Bureau of Statistics have agreed to partner to enable the agencies share relevant data on import and export points and gauge the contribution of the Free Trade Zone Scheme to the national economy.

According to a statement on Thursday by the Head, Corporate Communications, NEPZA, Martins Odeh, the agreement was reached when NEPZA’s Managing Director, Prof Adesoji Adesugba and the  the Chief Executive Officer of NBS, Dr Yemi Kale, met at the bureau’s headquarters in Abuja, on Wednesday.

contribution of the Free Trade Zone Scheme to the national economy.

According to a statement on Thursday by the Head, Corporate Communications, NEPZA, Martins Odeh, the agreement was reached when NEPZA’s Managing Director, Prof Adesoji Adesugba and the  the Chief Executive Officer of NBS, Dr Yemi Kale, met at the bureau’s headquarters in Abuja, on Wednesday.

The statement was titled ‘NEPZA, NBS to share data on import, export, FDI, employment generation.’

Adesugba was quoted as saying that the synergy was directed at sharing relevant data between the two agencies in order to regularly highlight the zone scheme’s contribution to the country’s Gross Domestic Product, Foreign Direct Investment and employment generation.

He added that the collaboration would facilitate the training of NEPZA’s staff on high quality data gathering, presentation, analysis and interpretation.

The NEPZA boss further explained that the understanding between the two organisations would also give the authority the leverage to navigate the NBS data platform without hindrance.

Kale said the bureau was established to monitor indices of the productive sector, adding that any contemplated partnership toward that direction was welcomed.

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