Kaduna Trade Fair Will Reduce Economic Challenges, Says Chamber


Peter Uzoho
The Kaduna Chamber of Commerce and Industry Mines and Agriculture (KADCCIMA) has announced plans to hold the 38th and 2017 edition of the Kaduna International Trade Fair from February 24 to March 5, 2017.

According to the chamber, the venue of the 10-day programme with the theme: ‘Promoting Public-Private Partnership as Panacea for Accelerated Growth and Development,’ would be at the Kaduna International Trade and Investment Centre KM 4, Kaduna-Zaria Road, Kaduna.

This was disclosed yesterday by the President of KADCCIMA, Dr.Muheeba F.Dankaka, who led a six-man delegation on a courtesy visit to THISDAY Corporate Headquarters in Lagos.

Highlighting the flow of activities for the programme, she said the opening ceremony would be held on February 25, 2017 to be chaired by former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo.

“There is also a seminar which comes up on February 27, 2017 at Conference Hall, Kaduna International Trade and Investment Centre. The theme of the fair: ‘Promoting Public-Private Partnership as Panacea for Accelerated Growth and Development’, Dankaka said.

“Finals of the fifth quiz competition for senior secondary school students from the 19 northern states. This will take place on February 28, 2017 at 11am. In the evening of March 4, 2017, “There will be a farewell dinner in honour of exhibitors of the 38th Kaduna International Trade Fair,” she added.

Dankaka said the purpose of the visit was to request THISDAY’s “unusual support and cooperation by giving the fair and its activities the much needed publicity both before and during the 10-day event.”

Responding, Deputy Editor, Daily, THISDAY Newspapers Limited, Mr. Joseph Ushigiale, while appreciating the delegation for their visit, assured them of adequate coverage of the event by THISDAY.

“We want to thank you and also assure you that within the ambit of what we do, you can be rest assured of adequate publicity so that the wisdom for which you are holding the trade fair will become visible and gainful to you people and also beneficial to those who are coming to the fair,”Ushigiale said.

Other members of the delegation included: Alhaji Lawal Umaru Meyere,Council member;Alhaji Usman G.Saulawa,Director-General, Kaduna Chamber of Commerce;Dr Abdul Alimi Bello,immediate past President of the Chamber; Alhaji Suleiman Aliyu, Deputy President, Kaduna Chamber of Commerce; and Hon. Ishaya Idi, council member.