Enugu to host 29th International Trade Fair

Florence Adidi, Abuja

(Left) Director-General Voice of Nigeria, Mr. Osita Okechukwu with The President of Enugu Chamber Of Commerce Mr Emeka Udeze

The Enugu state chamber of commerce Industry Mines and Agriculture (ECCIMA) has called on Nigeria to learn from the private sector in the area of continuity focus and team work.

The President of the Chambers Mr Emeka Udeze made this call during a courtesy visit to the Director General of Voice of Nigeria, Mr. Osita Okechukwu in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.

Mr Udeze said the chamber is ready to provide it’s template for Nigeria to emulate.

He noted that the Chambers is confident that the 29th Enugu International Trade fair would be a success because a lot of effort has been put in place to ensure its success.

“The fair has been strategically re-engineered in such a way that it will have meaningfully and positive effects and outcome for all stakeholders, particularly for exhibitors and participants. 95% of the internal roads at the complex have been asphalted and other rehabilitated works are ongoing to provide for more enabling atmosphere for the success of the fair” Mr. Udeze said.

Mr Udeze disclosed that both the state and the Federal government have agreed to support the fair and ensure its success.

We have received assurances from both the state(s) and the federal government of the cooperation towards the success of the fair. Interestingly, a good number of states governments and Federal Government Agencies have indicated interest to participate in the fair. We shall be expecting over 350 corporate participants including companies from Ghana, Japan/Indonesia, South Africa, India, and United States of America. Relatively, we are expecting about 1 million visitors during the fair He said.

The fair according to the ECCIMA President would provide potent platform for robust engagement by stakeholders in the economic cycle to look inwards to advance the industrial and technological development of our station.

While expressing gratitude to the management of Voice of Nigeria for its continuous partnership, support and cooperation towards the successful hosting of their fairs, Mr Udeze stated that “the visit remained a part of our tradition and strategy over the years to interface with our key stakeholders to share thoughts and experiences concerning ECCIMA’s activities and the general economic operating environment in Nigeria”.

Responding the Director General of Voice of Nigeria, Mr Osita Okechuku said the present administration is in tune with the aspiration of the chamber of commerce especially where it concerns enhancing trades to boost export.

The objective of endangering competitiveness in the international market of your product is in line with the vision of President Muhammadu Buhari, whom more than ever before is embarking on massive critical infrastructural development plan that has a span of 3-5 years.” Mr. Osita said.

The 29th edition of the Enugu International trade fair which comes up on Friday 16th march and runs through Monday, 26th march 2018, has the theme, “Endangering the competitiveness of Nigerian product in the global market.”


Aisha JM