Organisers of an international exhibition, Elan Expo, has stated that plans to drive investment in the nation’s agro and allied, construction, furniture and cosmetic industry with its four in one trade fair scheduled to hold between 9th-11th, November at the Landmark event centre in Lagos.
According to the organisers, Nigeria has the comparative and competitive advantage in these sectors to attract the much needed foreign investment to create employment and wealth for the country, maintaining that the fair is also in line with the federal government’s quest to achieve economic diversification deploying use of the non-oil sector.
The Project Coordinator, Nigeria 4-in-1 Elan Expo, Mr. Jude Chime, in a press briefing to announce the fair, explained that the Nigeria build expo, will bring together important building professionals of Nigeria, international manufacturers, services and technologies from around the world.
He added that there has been a rapid growth in the construction industry the past 20 years adding that the build expo was considered in a bid to meet the growing demands in the sector.
“Nigeria build expo is an international and professional business platform, will bring together visitors with pioneer exhibitors from 9 different countries as United Arab Emirates, China, Oman, Thailand, South Africa, Kuwait, Libya, Portugal and Turkey,” he said.
“It will bring together important professionals around the world. There has been a rapid growth in these sectors, most especially in the building and construction as well as the food and agro allied sector which is also coming on the heels of the federal government’s move to diversify the economy so the time to organise an event such as this apt. This event will give us opportunities to network with foreign investors and explore other areas of investments apart from oil.
Our target audience is mostly State governments, government parastatals, private sectors, importers, retailers. We are also going to be promoting indigenous companies, a whole lot of them have signed up,” he added.
He said the economy is tilted towards growing the agricultural sector, saying that a whole lot of State governments are keying into agricultural sector.
“The event is a sold out event and help in enhancing our productivity since we would be interacting with top flight international manufacturers who would share knowledge and expertise on latest cutting edge solutions for Nigerian businesses. We are encouraging local and foreign investors to come in and discuss business opportunities for the four sectors we are covering. This event is a win-win situation for Nigeria and international participant,” he added.