The Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) has said Nigeria’s Non-Oil Export earnings recorded an all-time high of $4.820 billion in 2022.

The Executive Director/CEO of NEPC, Dr. Ezra Yakusak who said this on Friday in Abuja also noted that the figures represent data collated from the various Pre-shipment inspection agents appointed by the Federal Government under the Pre-shipment Inspection Act, 2004.

Yakusak revealed that while 214 different products were responsible for this figure, Nigeria made gains from the Russia/Ukraine war to export Urea/fertiliser to other countries.

“About 214 different products ranging from manufactured, semi-processed, solid minerals to raw agricultural products were exported in 2022.

“It is worthy to note that our products were exported to 122 countries with Brazil recording the highest import value of 12.27 per cent,” he said.

He said the Council had paid attention to women entrepreneur towards it’s position for Non-Oil export, stating that over 10,000 women have benefited in this regard.

“I wish to inform you that so far, 4,804 Nigerian women have registered with SheTrades Initiative from 2018 till date while 5,464 Nigerian Women Entrepreneurs have participated at programmes organized by the SheTrades in the Commonwealth Project and the NEPC Women in Export Development Programme”, he said

The Executive Director further stated that the Council is developing a programme that provides sensitization and training for the teeming youth on issues pertaining to non-oil export.