Food export records 50% surge as airlines scramble for cargoNigeria — The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News

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Despite the general slump in the Year 2020 air cargo movement, Nigerian export has recorded a marginal growth with food and perishable items accounting for 50 per cent of new uptake.

 
Air cargo data obtained from major players in local aviation showed that exports are steadily on the upward movement, though imports declined as the COVID-19 pandemic burned fiercely.
 
The Guardian learned that the development is not unconnected with the growing penchant among Nigerians to export packaged local goods in exchange for scarce foreign currency – a more lucrative alternative to passenger traffic and tourism that have been crippled by a coronavirus.
 
Besides, local exporting is further encouraged by…



Source: Guardian Newspaper