The Federal Government has begun the exportation of cassava chips to Germany, through the Pacific Ring West Africa (PRWA) company.
In a chat with journalists after the sealing of the container to be exported, Executive Secretary, Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC), Segun Awolowo, described the product to be “very nice and tasty”.
In his words, “I am proud of this backward integration, we have our cassava now being very useful and this is also helping our farmers as it is providing jobs. We are not just exporting raw timbers cassava anymore, we are actually doing something with the cassava.”
“You can see the packaging, standards are met, the factory is clean and everything is being done precisely. I am so happy to flag off this first container going to Germany.” He added
Awolowo noted that NEPC had been encouraging small and medium enterprises to improve their productivity for foreign markets.
“In her remarks, Deputy Ambassador for Germany in Nigeria, Regine Hess said, “I think the product does not have quality issues, it has met all the standard, the German authority has confirmed that.”
“Though of course, the consumers in Germany will decide whether they like it but the way it looks and as I see it, is going to be a success in Germany.” She said