The Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr Godwin Emefiele, says the regulator is introducing initiatives to encourage Nigerians to consume what they produce and also export. The governor made this known at the opening of its 32nd seminar for finance correspondents and business editors in Akure, the Ondo State capital, on Thursday. He said such a drive made the central bank introduce the Produce, Add Value, and Export initiative. Emefiele said, “Produce, Add Value and Export is expected to make Nigerians consume what they produce, add value to it, and even export the surplus. “It is an initiative akin to South-East Asia’s much referenced export-led industrialisation policy which changed the economic fortunes of countries such as South Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, and Singapore. “PAVE is designed to be the key for fast-tracking a bucket of substitutes to crude oil export. It encourages backward integration for the local production of select items.” He recalled that the COVID-19 pandemic was one of the biggest crises that had faced mankind in recent history, impacted economies, and disrupted business activities globally. Expectedly, he said, Nigeria like most commodity-dependent countries was not spared the deleterious impact of the pandemic, given the dependence on crude oil export as a major source of revenue and foreign exchange.