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  • Updated: May 20, 2022

Fidelity Bank Partners Edo State, GIZ To Host FX Exports Roundtable, Sensitisation Workshop  

Fidelity Bank Partners Edo State, GIZ To Host FX Exports Rou

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Zaccheus Ukhueleigbe
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Fidelity Bank Plc is set to host an exports roundtable and policy sensitisation workshop for businesses in Benin-City, Edo State capital in partnership with the Edo State Investment Promotion Office (ESIPO) and GIZ.  

The event scheduled to hold on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, will be the fourth edition of the bank’s CBN RT200 FX Sensitization seminars following successful outings in Kano, Ondo, and Plateau States in February, March, and April 2022 respectively, is part of the bank’s initiatives to help importers pivot to exports. 

According to the Divisional Head, Export and Agriculture, Fidelity Bank Plc, Isaiah Ndukwe, Fidelity Bank’s decision to partner with ESIPO and GIZ is borne out of the need to help exporters to build their business management capacity and is further proof of the value the bank provides to export-oriented businesses in Nigeria. 

“At Fidelity Bank, we are known for empowering our customers with the necessary financial and non-financial services to upscale their businesses.

"We consider the CBN RT200 FX scheme an amazing opportunity for businesses to bolster their FX earning capacity and we are delighted to collaborate with ESIPO and GIZ to host businesses in and around Benin City to a workshop to help them take advantage of the scheme”, explained Ndukwe. 

Launched on February 10, 2022, by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as part of measures to reduce the increasing demand for foreign currency by importers, the RT200 FX scheme is designed to help Nigeria achieve $200 billion in FX repatriation from non-oil exports over the next five years.

"The policy has been hailed by stakeholders in the export sector as an initiative capable of stimulating the growth of non-oil exports in Nigeria. 

“The goal of the roundtable is to identify and promote viable non-oil export opportunities, provide financing options, and proffer steps to removing the identified bottlenecks in the export process for non-oil products from Edo State to the global market.

"It will provide a platform for the exporters to meet with the export regulatory bodies and express their challenges which hinder exports.

"The event will also serve as an opportunity for the regulatory agencies to address the challenges on the spot and provide solutions to them with a view of enhancing Nigeria's capacity in the African Continental Free Trade Area deal", commented Marcus Unuebho of the Business Development Support and Export Unit, ESIPO. 

On his part, the Technical Advisor for Edo State, Local Economic and Value Chain Development, GIZ SEDIN, Nosakhare Omon Aigiomawu stated, “Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises are the drivers of local economic development.

"Collaborating to provide market linkages and access to finance would address major constraints to these groups and ensure more employment creation as well as higher income."

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Zaccheus Ukhueleigbe
Zaccheus Ukhueleigbe

is a media and communications professional | digital media strategist. A proud Nigerian and an advo...

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