Low Turnout As Kaduna International Trade Fair Kicks Off… Its Political tension – Walid

Low Turnout As Kaduna International Trade Fair Kicks Off… Its Political tension – Walid

By Alex Uangbaoje, Kaduna

The 36th Kaduna International Trade Fair kicked off in a disappointing mood as large numbers of investors and business partners deserts the event.

Although some investors and business partners were present to exhibit their goods and products.

Observers sees political tension as the reason behind the low turn out of participants at the ongoing 36th edition of the Trade fair which begins on 24th of April and will last til May 3rd,

Senator Walid Jibrin, a former vice president of Manufacturers Association of Nigeria while reacting to the development at the Trade Fair ground along Kaduna-Zaria highway, said political gladiators as well as electorates envisaged election crises which eventually turned out to be a victory for all as elections were believed to be generally peaceful.

In his goodwill message, Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr Olusegun Aganga, said government through his ministry was putting in efforts, aimed at reforming the Nigerian investment climate and improving the country’s doing-business ranking, adding that the ministry has also embarked on a multi-focus trade strategy to tackle various challenges to domestic, regional and international trade in line with their peculiarities.

He added that government has been in touch with the Kaduna Chamber’s programmes and other initiatives because of its embrace of the nation’s transformation agenda, promising that government would always prepared to welcome constructive proposals submitted by the chamber especially is such proposals were based on experience and expert knowledge of commercial and industrial practice.

In an address, the President of Kaduna Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (KADCCIMA), Dr Abdul-Alimi Bello, said he was glad that elections which nigerians and the world at large were apprehensive on its outcome has come and gone peacefully.

He however called on incoming administration at all levels of governance, to invest heavily in macro-economy, quickly added that they should take as a priority how to make the business environment conducive.

Former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar is expected to chair the trade fair seminar titled: Make it in Nigeria: promoting domestic production for national sustainable economic development, scheduled for today, Monday 27th of April, 2015. The theme for the 36th edition of the fair is Promoting Domestic Production for National Sustainable Economic Development.

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