Eight countries have so far committed to send exhibitors to the 11th Abuja International Trade Fair slated for next month being organised by the Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
This was disclosed by the chairman of the local organising committee, Barrister Jude Igwe, in Abuja yesterday.
Igwe said the interest in this year’s fair by foreign countries was overwhelming.
A total of eight countries attended last year’s fair with 42 foreign exhibitors and 250 local exhibitors.
“Taiwan, Indonesia, India, Pakistan and the rest of them have committed to attend. We are sure that the number of exhibitors that they are organising will exceed last year’s even as we are still receiving acceptances,” he said.
The president of the chamber, Tony Ejinkeonye, said the fair will start on September 22 and has ‘Make it in Nigeria’ as theme.
“We see this trade fair that is coming as a catalyst or a tool to help drive the economy of Nigeria and help create jobs,” he said.
Source: Daily Trust.