The Nigeria Commodity Exchange (NCX) and the National Orientation Agency (NOA) have agreed to conduct a national public enlightenment programme on the operations of the exchange.
The Managing Director/CEO of NCX, Mrs Zaheera Baba-Ari, who visited the NOA headquarters in Abuja, said the core objective of the exchange hinged on the provision of an efficient and transparent trading platform for the sale and appropriate pricing of Nigerian agro-commodities.
A statement by Mr. Chris Echikwu, the NCX’s Head, Corporate Communication, quoted Mrs Baba-Ari as saying the exchange would serve as a veritable source of employment provision and revenue generation for the federal government.
Mrs Baba-Ari stated that NCX is partnering NOA to leverage on its wide ranging national public enlightenment apparatus to educate Nigerian farmers and consumers of agro-commodities on the benefits of patronising the exchange.
The Director-General of the NOA, Malam Garba Abari, pledged the readiness of his organisation to work with NCX in its mission of improving the livelihood of Nigerian farmers.
It was agreed that a joint NOA/NCX Committee would be established in due course to develop the proposed national enlightenment programme on the benefits of NCX operations to the national economy.