Africa: Nigeria Generates N8.3Bn from Zobo Exportation in Seven Months
Nigeria generated $23million (N8.3billon at prevailing rate of 360/$) from exportation of hibiscus flower (Zobo) to Mexico, America and other European countries in seven months.
The Coordinating Director of the Nigeria Agricultural Quarantine Service (NAQS), Vincent Isegbe who disclosed this to journalists yesterday said the exportation was done between January and September 2017.
Isegbe who was represented by the Head, Media and Communications of the Service, Dr. Gozie Nwodo said the core mandate of the service was to facilitate trade and help farmers to excel in the international market.
Isegbe who stated that NAQS facilitated the exportation of Zobo to Mexico, America and a lot of countries in Europe further disclosed that NAQS facilitated the Zobo business for the trading partner which enabled them to place more orders.
According to him, “NAQS is here to make farmers excel and that was why Nigeria was able to export over $23million worth of hibiscus flower (Zobo) to Mexico, America and other European countries between January and September 2017.”
He also disclosed that the service is collating the figure for the last quarter of 2017 and what has been exported in 2018 to the above mentioned countries.