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NEPC moves to boost garment exports
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Feb '16
Courtesy: Nigerian Export Promotion Council
Courtesy: Nigerian Export Promotion Council
The Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) has engaged Style House, a Fashion Creative Consulting Agency in Nigeria to manage its Human Capital Development Centre (HCDC) in Lagos, to develop capacity for the garment sector.

Under the arrangement, Style House will manage the HCDC and run training programmes that meet international standards for developing the skills of practitioners in the garment-making sector to meet the requirements of the fashion industry for exports, NEPC announced on its website.

“Nigeria is awash with creative talents in the fashion industry, whose designs can compete anywhere globally. However, there is a wide gap in production and finishing, which affects the marketability of garments made in Nigeria at the international market. Nigeria needs to participate more in the global market for garments, which was about $800 billion in 2015 and expected to reach $1trillion by 2020. The purpose of this centre is to build capacity of Nigerian garment producers in apparel production for local but particularly the export market,” Olusegun Awolowo, Executive Director and CEO of NEPC told reporters after a tour of the facility.

Awolowo said the objectives of the Centre include the creation of a pool of skilled personnel for employment in garment manufacturing, inculcating international best practices in apparel production, building capacity for entrepreneurs in apparel production thereby making the sector more competitive and strengthening the existing sector for domestic production and export purposes.

In her remarks, Mrs Omoyemi Akerele, Founder of Style House said, “We are excited about this opportunity to partner with NEPC on developing capacity for the garment sector. We will bring our experience and knowledge of the industry to bear in the management of the Centre. Our testimonial speaks of successfully creating a revolution in the Nigerian Fashion Industry by using our powerful knowledge to brainstorm truly innovative concepts and execute them professionally with enthusiasm that is yet to be surpassed.”

NEPC recently relocated the Human Capital Development Centre to its office complex at Apapa Lagos. The Centre was originally set up over 10 years ago in Ikoyi, as the AGOA Human Capital Development Centre, in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The Centre is equipped with machines and facilities to enhance learning for skills development in the sector. NEPC intends to reach out to national and international development partners to support funding requirements for training at the Centre. The United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) is in talks with NEPC to collaborate on the Centre.

NEPC is Nigeria’s apex agency for the promotion of non-oil exports. It promotes the development and diversification of Nigeria’s export trade; assists in promoting the development of export-oriented industries and plays a leading role in the creation of export incentives.

Style House Files is a Creative Development Agency that is primarily focused on the advancement of the Nigerian and African Fashion industry. Its leading initiative – Lagos Fashion and Design Week (LFDW), is positioned as a cutting edge fashion event on the African fashion calendar. (SH)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


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