The 39th edition of the Kaduna International Trade Fair would hold next month according to the Kaduna Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture, (KADCCIMA). The Kaduna International Trade Fair would begin on the 24th of February and end on the 3rd of March.
The theme for the 39th edition of the Kaduna International Trade Fair is “Promoting Commerce, Industry, and Agriculture for international competitiveness”
The purpose of the Kaduna International Trade Fair would be to address the issues of international competitiveness in the industrial and agricultural sectors of Kaduna state. The President of KADCCIMA, Dr. Muheeba Dankaka disclosed that the executive arm of the Kaduna State Government and the KADCIMMA were working together to ensure that all security concerns were addressed before the beginning of the international trade fair.
“The issue of security is a national issue but in Kaduna State, the Governor; Malam Nasir El-Rufai has declared a state of emergency on security in the state. We have been working closely with the state government to make sure that the security at the fair and all over the state is tight.” Dr. Dankaka explained.
The theme of the trade fair was decided upon to emphasize the efforts of the current administration towards revamping the economy to improve the agriculture, manufacturing, trade, services and technology sectors of the state. She also informed the newsmen that the chamber of commerce had contacted industrialists, producers, distributors, manufacturers, etc. to come and be a part of what she describes as Africa’s most famous fair.
“On the side of participants and visitors to the fair, Kaduna chamber of commerce is envisaging a large turnout from both local and international participants. So far, we have some companies from countries like Turkey, Pakistan, India, Kenya, Egypt, Thailand, Iran, Niger Republic and Peoples Republic of China who have indicated keen interest to participate” she said.
Also, the chairman of the Kaduna International Trade Fair, Main Organising Committee; Mr. Suleiman Aliyu explained that the theme was chosen particularly to appreciate the efforts of the Kaduna State government towards restructuring the Nigerian economy. According to him the 30th edition of the Kaduna international trade fair was at the concluding stages of preparation anf that the organising committee had been in contact with several bodies within and outside Nigeria to ensure that the fair was even better than all previous editions had been.