Nigeria targets $10bn annually from yam export

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Nigeria has developed a four-year action plan to generate about $10 billion earnings from yam export.

This was disclosed Thursday by Simon Irtwange, a professor and national coordinator, Technical Committee on Nigerian Yam Export Programme, in an interview with newsmen in Lagos.

He stated that the 2017 – 2020 plan aims at ensuring the improvement and development in all aspects of yam value chain.

According to him, ”Indeed, the government policy on yam export has come to stay; the only action now is how to improve on the process. The committee has developed action/work plan (2017 – 2020) going forward.”

”The plan objective is to create an estimated one million jobs and earnings of at least 10 billion dollars annually in the next four years. The total cost required to operate the plan is N3.13 billion,” he added.

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