The Nigerian Export Promotion Council has announced plans to build a Nigerian heritage city in London and in the United States to promote diaspora export of goods and services.
An official of the Council, Olajide Ibrahim, disclosed this at a conference organised to discuss how to remove the challenges of exporting local products to diaspora markets.
Ibrahim said that the heritage city would serve as a warehouse and a market for Nigerians in diaspora.
The Nigeria Diaspora Export Program is designed to promote the export of local goods and services abroad.
According to the Nigeria Export Promotion Council, there are about 15 million Nigerians living abroad – a huge diaspora market it plans to exploit.
The project, which is designed to target these 15 million Nigerians in diaspora is expected to be piloted in London and Atlanta in the United States of America.
Meanwhile, some export agents at the forum identified issues of products quality and lack of finances as challenges facing local exporter.