Abuja Set to Export Shea Butter

Abuja Enterprise Agency (AEA) of the Federal Capital Territory Administration has unveil plans to export Shea butter through its rural community development programme of One Village One Product (OVOP) project in Rimba
and Nuku communities in Abaji area council.
The managing director of AEA, Arabi Mohammed Tukur explained that the FCT administration is working with the European Union (EU) towards up scaling the product to qualify it for export, adding that a company in the UK was anxiously waiting for completion of the up scaling process to commence buying the product.
Tukur explained that the OVOP initiative is a strategy being adopted by the agency to bring about economic empowerment on a massive scale by identifying and developing products indigenous to various communities in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
He maintained that the initiative has impacted 106 women through training, sales on platforms such as kaymus and Olx and market linkage, while the product is currently undergoing up scaling of storage facility and provision of large capacity processing equipment.
The managing director added that the initiative on cassava project in Chikuku community in Kwali area council, which was designed to build the cassava value chain in the FCT, has also provided entrepreneurial training, counselling and linkage to improved cassava seedling to 100 farmers, thereby increasing their yields.

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