THE Central Bank of Nigeria has said the country’s non-oil export earnings increased by 40 per cent to $5.6 billion at the end of 2022 from $3 billion in 2021.
The CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele, disclosed this at Lagos’s third Bi-Annual Non-Oil Export Summit.
In his explanation on the “RT200: Challenges and Prospects to Success”, Emefiele said that the programme had achieved tremendous success for the country’s economy.
He noted that the focus on non-oil export aligns with Nigeria’s goal to move away from an oil-based economy.
The RT200FX programme was introduced on February 10 2022, to stimulate non-oil exports with a $200 billion FX income target in the next three to five years.
“Available data shows that repatriation due to the programme increased by 40% from $3 billion in 2021 to $5.6 billion at the end of 2022”, he said.
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