President ECCIMA, Barr Nduagwuike
The President of Enugu Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (ECCIMA), Barrister Jasper Nduagwuike, has said that the chamber is ready to kickoff the 33rd edition of the Enugu International Trade Fair, just as he assured exhibitors and visitors of adequate protection of lives and property at the fair ground.
Nduagwuike who disclosed this during a press briefing at the ECCIMA office in Enugu, the state capital, emphasized that lots of activities have been mapped ou to make this year’s trade fair successful and memorable.
According to him, “we have set out many programmes. In the course of this project, we have set up billboards and fliers. We will do road show to create awareness about the coming trade fair.
“We went to Lagos trade fair to solicit for enterpreneurs to come and display their products and services. We have a number of new participants, You will be surprised the number of firms and embassies you will see”.
“Embassies of Bangladesh, Namibia, Gambia and Ghana will have a stand in this fair. The Controller Immigration have assured us that immigration will have a stand and if you want to process your International passport, you can come to the trade fair and start the process. Nigerian custom will be there for the first time.”
He further noted that the Nigerian Brewery PLC which has been off the fair for 5 years, would participate in this year’s edition of the fair..
“It is a very huge achievement for us. They (NB) promised us that there will be beer carnival and activities in the trade fair. Trade fair is coming back as it used to be and this year will be much better, he said,”
Speaking on security, the president said that “in terms of security, we assured people that despite what is going on in the whole country that we have made adequate arrangements to protect lives and property of exhibitors and visitors. President and Council members has paid visits to Nigerian police, 82 Division of the Nigeria Army, Immigration Service, DSS and others responsible for security”.
Emphasising on the issue of power supply, he lamented that it is a general thing, stressing, however, that the chamber will do its best to cussion the effect of increase in power tarrif so that people will not suffer too much.