- HCDC/CFC ABA for Leather
A Common Facility Centre (CFC) has been established in Aba, Abia State, where footwear and Apparel producers will be trained and developed to produce international quality standard product for export. The project is a joint programme of NEPC and United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), Federal Ministry of Trade and Investment and Abia State Government.
- Human Capacity Development Centre (HCDC)/Common Facility Centre (CFC) for Leather in Otukpo, Benue State.
In the Council’s effort to develop local skills for leather goods and provide opportunity for our youths to be gainfully employed, and also take advantage of AGOA, the Council established the HCDC/CFC in Otukpo Benue State. The centre is equipped with shoe making machines. Furthermore, the Council collaborated with the National Institute for Chemical and Leather Technology, Zaria to train youths in leather works. Output: About 30 youths have undergone training in leather works. Products such as shoes, sandals, belts, wallets, etc. were produced at the centre.
- Yam Conditioning and Export Centre, Zaki Biam Ukum L.G.A. Benue State
Considering the importance of export of yam to the country, the Council in 2011 established the yam conditioning and Export Centre in Zaki Biam, Benue State. Zaki Biam in Ukum LGA of Benue State has the largest yam market in Nigeria, with varieties of yam.
Traders/Exporters from different parts of the country come to source yam in Zaki Biam. However, there was the need to put up a structure to serve as a sorting/grading/packing centre. The Council also provides advisory services at the centre. Currently an exporter is utilising the centre to export yam tubers to UK.
- The Tenti Green Acre Project, Vom, Plateau State
The Council in collaboration with a private Investor established the Tenti Green Acre Project with a view to exporting horticultural products including flowers and roses.
The project has commenced with automated lines producing vegetables such as tomatoes, pepper, cauliflower, maize, baby beans among other.
The Council invested about N60 million in 2006 and is represented on the Board of Directors of the company. However, the worth of present investment is about N500 million with market outlets in major supermarket chains such as shoprite.
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