Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sawo-Olu and his Kaduna State counterpart, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, including governors from Kaduna, Katsina, Niger, Bauchi and Jigawa states, will on Friday 16 February and Saturday 17 February, attend the Lagos Motor Show holding at the Tafawa Balewa Square in Lagos.
The Lagos Motor Show (LMS) will showcase classic, vintage and modern cars, evoking ‘nostalgia’ and also highlight the latest trends and innovations in the automotive industry.
It will also showcase Eco Friendly Electric Vehicles EV, Robotics and autonomous vehicles, Electric –Tricycles and E-mobility.
Speaking at a press conference in Lagos at the weekend, the Chairman and Chief Promoter of the Lagos Motor Show, Engr. Gbenga Adebayo, confirmed the attendance of the governors, adding that the Lagos Motor Show will attract other dignitaries like royal fathers across the country.
Chairman, Steering Committee of the Lagos Motor Show, Dr. Oladapo Akanbi, spoke of the readiness of the organisers to hold a successful motor show in Lagos, giving the assurances of dignitaries that have indicated their interests to participate and exhibit classic cars, vintage cars and cars of the future throughout the two-day event, where over 2,000 visitors would be expected.
According to Adebayo, there will be an exhibition of new innovation and developments in the auto industry such as Internet of Things (IoT) in automobiles, energy efficient cars, Electric Vehicles and Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) powered low emission vehicles.
“His Excellency the Executive Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu will be the Chief Host, and the Executive Governors of Kwara States and Chairman of Nigeria Governors Forum, His Excellency, Gov. Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq will be the Special Guest of Honour. Other dignitaries expected at the event includes the Governors of Kaduna, Niger, Katsina, Bauchi and Jigawa states.
Chief Olu Okeowo, Founder and Chairman of Gibraltar Constructions Company limited, a Car enthusiasts is also expected among other dignitaries.
“His Royal Highness, HRH Barrister Mohammed Sanni Haliru Dantoro CFR. Kitoro IV. (Mai Borgu), The Emir of Borgu Kingdom, Niger State will be the Royal Father of the event. Motor companies, Motor Boat Companies, Car Collectors, Transport Logistics companies will be at the event. The event will be an exciting opportunity to bring together car enthusiasts and their families, purchasers, decision makers and dealers,” Adebayo said.
According to him, the show will be an annual event that will attract thousands of automotive enthusiasts, industry professionals, and media representatives.
It will provide corporate brands with unparalleled visibility among industry leaders, influencers, and potential customers. It will record a high number of visitors who are automobile buyers, decision makers, motor enthusiasts, banks, insurance companies, small-scale auto-entrepreneurs, representatives of foreign trade missions and multinational companies, Adebayo further said.
Adebayo said there would be a Tech Theatre, which is a dedicated technology exhibition that will feature new innovation, Internet of things (IoT) in automobiles and other developments in the automotive industry, including Electric
Vehicles, Electric Tricycles and gas powered low emission ECO friendly vehicles. Part of the proceeds from this event and activities, according to Adebayo, will be donated to charitable causes.