Author: Ayo Omowu

17
Apr

HIGH LEVEL CONSULTATION ON THE AGRICULTURE PROMOTION POLICY (APP) IN NIGERIA

The Federal Government of Nigeria has recently launched the national economic policy roadmap for the agriculture sector, tagged: “The Green Alternatives: Agriculture Promotion Policy (APP), 2016-2020.” The Agriculture Promotion Policy is the successor of the Agricultural Transformational Agenda 2011-2015. The APP document details strategies to revive the Agricultural sector with a view to boosting food […]

17
Apr

TWO-DAY PUBLIC-PRIVATE SECTOR DIALOGUE ON NIGERIA/ECOWAS TRADE LITIGATION GAP ORGANISED BY THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIAN TRADERS (NANTS) IN COLLABORATION WITH EU

Background This Public-Private Sector dialogue was organized by NANTS with support from the European Union and the German International Cooperation (GIZ) under the Strengthening Nigeria’s Trade Support Institutions (SNTSi) Programme. Participants were drawn from various stakeholders groups cutting across the relevant MDAs, regional institutions, private sector, cross border traders, legal profession, law students, media, etc. […]

17
Apr

HIGH LEVEL NATIONAL STAKEHOLDERS ROUND-TABLE ON THE NIGERIA CASSAVA POLICY

The first Cassava Stakeholders meeting under the current administration was organized by the National Association of Nigerian Traders (NANTS) in collaboration with Oxfam in Lagos, Nigeria on the 25th of November 2015. The stakeholders roundtable was attended by various actors in the cassava value chain such as the cassava farmers, especially the small holder farmers, […]

17
Apr

POLICY DIALOGUE ON COMBATING CORRUPTION ALONG NIGERIA-ECOWAS TRADE ROUTES

Regional trade and integration has remained part of Nigeria’s overarching strategy for economic transformation, growth and development. To this end, Nigeria adopted the establishment of Regional Trade Agreements (RTAs) with trade instruments such as the ECOWAS Trade Liberalization Scheme (ETLS) and the Common External Tariff (CET) at the West African regional level aimed at promoting […]

04
Apr

Working With IDPs

As part of a corporate social responsibility, the women wing of NANTS regularly gives out charity donations to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).  

04
Apr

International Affiliation

The NANTS women wing has represented Nigeria on International platforms and meetings. some of which are the Commonwealth Women’s Forum held in St Julian Malta and The regional research validation workshop on the Experiences of West African Market Women Held in Accra Ghana as well as international meeting in Nigeria facilitated by developmental bodies including […]

04
Apr

Collaborations with Ministries and government agencies

Since the birth of the women wing of NANTS, some courtesy visits to strategic organizations has done to seek collaborative measures in achieving like goals. These organizations include Federal Ministry of Women Affairs, Women Development Centre, Nigerian Technology and Development Agency (NITDA) and Small Medium Enterprise Development Agency (SMEDAN).

04
Apr

Sensitization and Awareness Creation

  The women wing, since its inception, has conducted market sensitization in 14 states of Nigeria and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The rationale for the sensitization process is to build the knowledge on the benefits of been a member of the association. NANTS creates  a platform of social Justice, Sustainable development, poverty reduction and […]

04
Apr

Inauguration of NANTS Women Wing Officials

NANTS, been a member based organization focusing on the needs for traders, created a section for the association to mainstream gender, this section is called the ‘WOMEN WING’. This session was created to address the needs of women traders, been that they make up 65% of the member association. After the birth of the women […]