Author: Ayo Omowu

04
Apr

Celebrating Women’s Day

In celebrating international women’s day 2016, the NANTS women wing held a rally tagged ‘promoting patronage of made –in-Nigeria goods’. About 2000 women converged at area 11, FCDA junction, marched to the unity fountain.  The walk was an avenue to advocate to the government to promote trade and consumption of locally made products in Nigeria. […]

26
Mar

THE IMPERATIVES AND URGENCY OF A COHERENT TRADE POLICY IN NIGERIA

Nigeria has been without an official trade policy for over a decade. However, the country has been involved in the implementation of trade rules at the regional, bilateral and multilateral levels. In addition, Nigeria has also been involved in trade negotiations at different fora at multilateral, regional, sub-regional and bilateral level. All these have been […]

26
Mar

Combating Corruption Along Trade Routes

BACKGROUND For over five decades, regional integration has been part of the African continent’s overarching strategy for economic transformation, growth and development. The establishment of Regional Trade Agreements (RTAs) and indeed the Regional Economic Communities (RECs) was viewed as the panacea for seamless distribution of goods. Similarly, the introduction of trade instruments such as the […]

05
Jul

Speech by Kanayo O. Kanayo on the WORLD FOOD DAY Rally Organized by NANTS

Honourable Minister, VFS members, Colleagues, Ladies and gentlemen,   I want to use this opportunity to thank all of you for participating and making today’s rally a huge success. I personally appreciate the National Association of Nigerian Traders (NANTS) for putting this wonderful event together in support of World Food Day and the Nigerian Farmers. […]

05
Jul

ADDRESSING THE MENACE OF ILLEGAL IMPORTATION OF FOOD ITEMS IN NIGERIA

The National Association of Nigerian Traders (NANTS) notes with dismay that Nigeria has remained a large food importer in-spite of the massive available arable land across the country and further frowns at the fact that the country is spending over 1 trillion Naira annually on major food commodities such as rice, wheat, sugar and frozen […]

05
Jul

CONSULTATIVE MEETING FOR FARMERS TO DOCUMENT AND VALIDATE CHALLENGES, NEEDS AND PRIORITIES.

Background/Introduction.  Small Scale Farmers (SSFs) in Nigeria make up the greater number of the country’s workforce population and produce over 80% of the food consumed in the country. The Nigerian agricultural sector is second largest contributor (about 24%) to the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Nonetheless, these farmers appear to be the poorest constituency in […]