By Noah Ocheni, Lokoja
The Kogi State Commissioner for Information and Communication, Hon. Kingsley Fanwo on Tuesday reiterated the determination of the state government to host
international trade fair in Lokoja this year.
The information and communication Commissioner who is the Chairman of the Trade fair planing Committee disclosed that the state is set to partner With Kogi Chambers Of Commerce (KOSCCIMA) towards hosting the maiden International Trade fair, in Lokoja.
He pointed out that the international trade and business events Scheduled for the first week of November 2020 is being organized to show case and promote the aboundant Commercial Resources in the state.
The Commissioner said the state government has commenced preparation noting that the event is ripe for the State and it would go a long way in promoting the state economy in a new light by attracting investors to the state.
Fanwo while receiving the officials of Kogi State Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (KOSCCIMA) led by the Deputy President I, Abdullahi Ibrahim Victor, assured the body of the support of his ministry and that of the State government.
He said the strength of Kogi State is not limited to mineral resources and geographical location alone, but also in innovation, which also needed marketing and exposures.
Fanwo stressed “the fair is timely now that all organizations and government are working hard to revive economic hardships caused by Covid-19, the Information and Communications Ministry will in few days launch the Kogi State Business Directory Inventory.”
The Director General of The Graphics Newspaper, Mr. Dayo Thomas in his speech emphasized on the importance of broadcasting and marketing for such trade fair.
The state president of the Chamber. Mr Victor Abdul while presenting the proposal to partner with Kogi State Newspaper Corporation (The Graphics Newspaper) to launch and covene the maiden Made In Kogi Trade Fair, 2020 said all the arrangements about the fair have been made and now awaiting the state government’s approval and participation.
He said “The World-class Trade fare is in partnership with Kogi State, The Graphics newspaper and the Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mine And Agriculture (KOSCCIMA).”