Monday, March 28, 2016 6:29 pm
No fewer than 67 organisations are current showcasing their products and services at the on-going 27th Enugu International Trade Fair, which ends 4 April.
The exhibitors are drawn from the public and private sectors.
The fair, which is being organised by the Enugu Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (ECCIMA), also has two international exhibitors.
According to Rev. Ugochukwu Chime, the President of ECCIMA, this year’s fair aims to provide a more amenable atmosphere for interface between researchers, prototype, innovators and investors.
Chime said he hoped that the fair will enhance linkages to boost the industrial sector.
“I am pleased to highlight our resolve to ensure that we achieve better sector-wide allocation in order to create the necessary atmosphere for better business transactions and easy identification of exhibitors’ stands in our fairs. We have also worked hard to ensure that we have adequate security during this fair.
“Interestingly, since we started hosting our fairs in this complex five years ago, we are glad to note that we have not had any issue with security during our fairs and this year, by the grace of God, will not be different.
“The Enugu State Police Commissioner has given us assurance of 24-hours surveillance in addition to the proximity of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) to the fair complex.
“We, therefore, enjoin our exhibitors and visitors to go about their businesses as critical and strategic security network has been put in place,’’ Chime said.
The 27th Enugu International Trade Fair, with the theme “Diversification of Nation’s Economy: From Rhetoric to Coordinated Action’’, opened on March 25 and is scheduled to round off on April 4.