Abuja Motor Show
Ahead of Tuesday’s opening of the 14th Abuja International Motor Fair scheduled to hold at the Eagle Square in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) from October 16-24, reputable and major players in the automotive and allied business from across the globe have indicated their interest in participating in the show.
On display during the nine-day show will be the best of trucks, cars, buses, spare parts, accessories, lubricants and financials from Africa, America, Asia and Europe. Organisers of the annual event, BKG Exhibitions Limited, confirmed these to THISDAY in Lagos, saying all is now set for the 14th edition of the premium motor show in Africa.
Chairman of the organising committee for the fair, Mr. Ifeanyichukwu Agwu, who is also the Managing Director, BKG Exhibitions Limited, gave the confirmation, saying the motor show is now attracting more support from major stakeholders within and outside the country.
“Determined to keep pace with the growing demand for durable and efficient commercial vehicles and trucks as well genuine spare-parts and easy access to acquiring them by individuals, logistics and business entities in the country, reputable global major players in the automotive businesses have affirmed their readiness to delight patrons and prospective customers with the bests and latest of these products and services at the forthcoming 14th Abuja International Motor Show,” he said.
Agwu listed the companies that have so far confirmed their participation in the award-winning motor fair to include Weststar Associates, CFAO Group, Stallion Motors, Lanre Shittu Motors, Toyota Nigeria Limited, PAN Nigeria, National Trucks Manufacturers [NTM], Hyra Motors, JAC Motors, Leventis Motors, WA Industries, Hebei Zhongxing Automobile Company and, Wuhan Dapco Auto parts. Others , according to the BKG boss, are Mansard Assur, Oando Plc, Mobil Oil and MRS Oil.
Agwu said the annual motor show has come a long way and that stakeholders are beginning to appreciate the role the exhibition is playing in the development of the automobile industry in Nigeria. He disclosed that over 50,000 visitors are expected at the fair ground this year even as he stressed that the auto show has assumed an international dimension and has become the fastest growing auto show in Africa.
“Almost all the major vehicle dealers in Nigeria are showcasing their latest products and services at the fair while banks and insurance companies as well as oil companies and vehicle accessories dealers have equally booked for stands at the fair to give visitors and other stakeholders the best of their bests at the fair,” he disclosed.