150 women trained on Shea butter processing in Taraba

One hundred and fifty women have been trained on Shea butter processing in Taraba state. The training program was organized by Nigerian Export Promotion Council to train women on the best practices in handling and processing Shea nut and butter to meet international market  standard. 


In his address at the training, the Regional Coordinator, North_East, Nigerian Export Promotion Council, Mr. Andy Ambikputen said Nigeria is now the leading producer of Shea nut and butter in the world He said there is also a growing demand for the commodity from Nigeria at the international market, especially in the United States, European Union countries and Asia. 


This, he said, has made it necessary for the council to train more Nigerians engaged in the business to enhance their capacity. Mr.Ambikupten explained that the training program was designed to develop the skills and technical knowledge of the women in Shea nut and Shea butter processing business. He  said the training is targeted at women to  encourage them to participate more in  business activities.

In his address, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry for Commerce and Industry, Alhaji Aliyu Njeke, commended  the council for organizing the training and urged  the participants to put  what they learnt into practice.

He said many women in the state are in the business of Shea nut and Shea butter processing pointing out that the training will equip them  with technical knowledge to process the product in line with international standards.