Thursday, 11 August 2016

Anambra Unveils the 2016 Trade Fair

By Okechukwu Onuegbu 

Anambra State has officially unveiled its 2016 Trade Fair entitled “To Harness Anambra’s Natural Resources for Non-oil Exports, as a World-Class Trade Hub.”

Speaking at the epoch making event held at Awka, the state capital, Chief Ndubuisi Nwobu, the President, Awka Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (AWKACIMMA) described the citizenry as resourceful and enterprising, stressing that the trade fair is a must for every major industry or trade group in Nigeria.

Nwobu, who further emphasized huge market readily available in Anambra, enjoined the relevant stakeholders including traders, captain of industries, professionals and farmers to take advantage of “this win-win trade fair holding between November 25 to December 9, 2016”.

While Mr Sunny Nwachukwu, the Chairman of Anambra Trade Fair Planning Committee, highlighted other importance of the forthcoming State Trade Fair, and called on all to participate as the state has become a hub for intending exhibitors and investors.

Also, Pharmacist Uchenna Apakama, the President, Onitsha Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (ONICCIMA) commended the state government over what he termed his ebullient leadership skills, even as he noted that Anambra has finally become a reference point whenever and wherever governance is mentioned in the country.

Earlier speaking, Governor Willie Obiano, who was represented by the state Commissioner for Trade, Commerce, Market and Wealth Creation, Mrs Uzoamaka Ilobi expressed his willingness to working with relevant ministries in order to give the trade fair the required maximum support.

The highlight of the event, was the unveiling and presentation of the prospectus by Chief Linus Ilozie, President, Nnewi Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NCCIMA); Chief Azubuike Okafor, who is President, Manufacturers Association of Nigeria(Enugu, Ebonyi and Anambra Chapter); Chief Romy Ezennwuka(Ogilisi Igbo), etc.



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