About 52 Ghanaian firms have paid for stands at the J.T.
Useni Trade Fair Complex for the 7th Abuja International Trade Fair scheduled
for Sept. 27- Oct. 8.
The ‘Ghana Pavilion’ was the biggest at the centre visited
Activities at the centre were at top gear as prospective
exhibitors were erecting and putting finishing touches to their stands.
Mr Joe Wenegieme, the Director-General of Abuja Chamber of
Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (ABUCCIMA), said that the Ghanaian
contingent was sponsored by their government.
He said that more than 100 local firms had also taken up
stands ahead of the fair.
“Fifty-two different Ghanaian companies have taken up stands
to exhibit their products at the trade fair.
“The Ghanaian government and the Ghana Investment Promotion
Council paid for everything, including the cost of clearance and
The DG said that the India, Philippines, Indonesia, China,
Senegal, Venezuela, among others, had also confirmed their participation.
He said the trade fair, with the theme ‘Transforming and
Reforming SMEs as Growth Drivers for Economic Development’, was becoming the
biggest exposition in Nigeria. “One hundred federal, state and local government
agencies would feature at the fair.
“The fair will also showcase the business potential of Abuja
and offer participating states the opportunity to expose their potential.”