Data from THISDAY reveals Nigeria’s exports via air has expanded, the majority sent over to the Nigerians abroad. Nigerians living in Diaspora look for native food items and other products, according to Basil Agboarumi, CEO of Skyway Aviation Handling Company.
Almost all the products go to Europe and the United States, he said, stating countries hold their own regulation for the products’ screening and conservation. Handling companies hold certificates to export products, Agboarumi added. He pointed to the expanded quantity of export in the last few years and said with the export’s growth, handling companies should be equipped with essential facilities and work based on standards.
Emphasizing that air cargo export has risen, he said most food products are exported to the UK as there’s a large number of Nigerians there, second comes Germany and third is the US.
Recently, there has been a rise in perishable items including vegetables, he said. Fibers, average of 5 tons a week, are delivered to Brussels, Prague and Frankfurt, he also added.
Nigerian Export Promotion Council helps businesses, with an interest in export, to easily get involved in products transport.