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Bullion

Keywords

Role of Banks, Implementation, Export Processing Zone.

Abstract

The establishment and promotion of Export Processing Zones (EPZs) has been identified as a potential scheme for boosting manufactured exports. A decree (No. 34 Nigerian Export Processing Zones Decree 1991) formally establishing export processing zones in Nigeria was promulgated by the Federal Government on August 9, 1991. Consequently, an area beside the port of Calabar has been chosen as the site of Nigeria’s premier EPZ and the foundation stone was laid by the President in November,1991. This paper, therefore, examines the expected roles of the banks with a view of alerting them to the challenges ahead.

Author Bio

The author is a staff of Research Department, Central Bank of Nigeria.

Publication Title

CBN Bullion

Issue

2

Volume

16

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