16 February 2013

Nigeria: India, Three Other Countries for Kaduna Trade Fair

Lagos — China, India, Pakistan and Turkey have expressed intention to participate at the 34th Kaduna International Trade Fair billed to take place between February 22nd and March 3rd,this year.

Other countries that are billed to partake at the fair include Egypt,Iran and Niger Republic. The theme of the fair is: "Combating Security Challenges and the Way Forward for Nigerian Economic Transformation".

Speaking at a press conference in Lagos, First Deputy President, Kaduna Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (KADCCIMA), Malam Awwalu Mohammed Makarfi said various states in the country have also promised to attend the fair.

He said "the choice of the 34th edition of the Kaduna International Trade Fair theme is not coincidental. The process has reckoned with current realities on ground. In a way, it intends to appreciate and compliment government effort towards combating the embattled security challenges".

He said the fair will also witness quiz competition among secondary schools in the 19 northern states as well as seminar on the theme of the fair.

The seminar would be chaired by General Abdulsalami Abubakar, former Head of State while the guest speaker is Professor Mike Kwanashie, a former lecturer at the Department of Economics, A. B. U., Zaria.

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