300,000 people expected as Ibadan 2015 kicks off today.
Over 500 private and public exhibitors, including the 182 local governments from the south-western part of the country are expected to participate in this year Oyo Mega Trade Fair tagged “Ibadan 2015”, which is schedule to hold from Decemeber 4 to 13.
The President, Mega Trade Fair Mr. Delight Owoyemi, while briefing the press on the preparation for the fair, said that about 300,000 visitors were expected during the event. According to him, “The trade fair which would hold at the Obafemi Awolowo Stadium has, in its array of participants, reputable companies and organisation in the country – including Spectra Industries, DURACLEAN Nigeria Limited, Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON), National Food Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) and Farm Support.
Owoyemi said that the fair would encourage partnerships, investors sourcing joint-venture initiatives, job creation, improved goods production, promotion of local-made goods and service delivery.
He said that the event, which would be declared open by Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State, will feature the deliverance of several papers bothering on the economy by prominent captain of industries and organisations in Nigeria.
“The event will feature training on how poultry products are raised, killed and processed; training of vulcanizers on the use of modern tools by the various industries etc.,” he said. Owoyemi added that catfish farmers had also registered their willingness to participate fully in the fair.
He called on the people to take advantage of the fair in purchasing quality goods of their choice, while also exhibiting their products and services
The trade fair is being organised in partnership with Oyo State Government, Development Agenda for Western Nigeria (DAWN), Connect-Nigeria. Oyo State Council of Chambers of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (OYCCIMA), Poultry Association of Nigeria, African Independent Television /Raypower FM, Skye Bank, Zenith and Access bank.
This story was first published by Daily Times