Onitsha set to host 2018 International Trade Fair November 26
By Sunny A. David, Awka
The Chuba Ikpeazu Stadium, Awka Road, Onitsha will play host to the crème de la crème of manufacturers, traders, industry players and their customers that would be coming for the Anambra 2018 International Trade Fair starting on November 26 to December 11, 2018.
The trade fair would be declared open by Governor Willie Obiano.
The fair is jointly organized by Association of Anambra Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (AACCIMA) comprising of three city chambers of Onitsha Chamber of Commerce, Nnewi Chamber of Commerce and Awka Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture, has “Promoting economic development through manufacturing, trade and agriculture as its theme.
The Chairman of the Organizing Committee, Sir Chris Ukachukwu told newsmen that the trade fair had become an annual congregation of business giants, agricultural experts, inventors, investors, and key manufacturers, adding that it would surpass the two previous editions.
Unveiling the programme for the fair, the Commissioner for Diaspora Affairs, Culture and Tourism, Mrs. Sally Mbanefo said the state government has recognized the importance of trade fair as key factor in transforming all sectors of the state economy.
According to Mrs. Mbanefo, there is need for the committee to extend their reach to Ndi Igbo in diaspora, as she said that every Igbo man is known for his activeness in any part of the world economy.
Contributing, the Commissioner for Agriculture, Mechanization, Processing and Export, Mr. Afam Mbanefo and his Trade and Commerce counterpart, Mr. Christian Mmadubuko represented by the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Mr. Daniel Okolie noted that the ministries have commenced plans towards building permanent centre for the trade fair.
Others in attendance included the Managing Director of Anambra State Small Business Agency (ASBA), Chief Clement Chukwuka and the President South East Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, Chief Azubuike Okafor who affirmed their support in making it a huge success.