Speaking at international trade seminar organised by Zenith Bank Plc in Lagos, with theme: ”Exporting for growth: Opportunities in non-oil export”, he called on the government and other stakeholders to diversify the economy from oil by growing the non-oil export segment of the economy.
He also urged other banks to emulate Zenith Bank’s commitment to real sector development and non-oil segment of the economy.
He, however, urged banks to deepen funding for non-oil segment of the economy to boost the volume of forex receipts and economic stability.
Group Managing Director/CEO of Zenith Bank Plc, Peter Amangbo, expressed the commitment of the lender to build non-oil export service excellence in the trade and investment sectors. This, he said, would lead to stability and growth of the economy.
For him, increasing the country’s non-oil exports will help the economy rebound, create jobs, engender long-term prosperity, support sustainable economical, social and environmental growth while contributing to the development of many states.
“Zenith Bank will continue to make significant contributions in the non-oil sector. We are focused, will embrace and evolve solutions that facilitate non-oil export. We will do more to help manufacturers, farmers, and entrepreneurs sell made-in –Nigeria products and services globally to benefit the economy,” he said.