CBN targets $4bn non oil exports earnings in 2020



By Babajide Komolafe.

THE Reserve Bank of Nigeria, CBN, stated it would heighten policy procedures to accomplish $4 billion in non-oil exports earnings in2020

This represents 100 percent development when compared to $2 billion non-oil exports earnings attained in2019

CBN Guv, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, divulged this in Lagos while unfolding policy concerns of the peak bank in his keynote address at the 2019 Yearly Bankers Supper of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria, CIBN.

Emefiele stated that the 100 percent development in non oil exports belongs to efforts focused on safeguarding the Nigerian economy from worldwide macroeconomic headwinds.

Keeping in mind enhancements in the economy, as shown by the development in Gdp, GDP, in the 3rd quarter of 2019, steady currency exchange rate, small amounts in inflation rates, enhanced strength of the monetary system and increased loaning to the economy, Emefiele worried that the nation is still susceptible to worldwide macroeconomic headwinds brought on by trade stress in between United States and China, and the continued unpredictabilities over Brexit.

In addition to the worldwide headwinds, Emefiele kept in mind the difficulty of weak development, with little influence on joblessness and the continued reliance on petroleum as significant source of federal government earnings and forex.

Provided these obstacles, he worried the requirement for procedures that will drive domestic efficiency and diversify the country’s export base.

In this regard, Emefiele stated the CBN in 2020 will support higher financial development, rate and currency exchange rate stability through a series of policies that include procedures to grow the country’s non oil exports to $4 billion in2020

He stated: “We plan to deal with a few of the barriers dealt with by non-oil exporters in producing products for the export market. Dealing with the Nigerian Export Import Bank, we will work to enhance access to the N500 billion center created to support the development of Nigeria’s non-oil exports. Part of our focus will be on increasing export of value-added products relative to basic materials.

Companies that have access to these centers, would have the ability to get loans at single digits. This would allow them to broaden their assembly line and enhance the quality of their items, so that they can complete efficiently with their peers from other parts of the world.”.