Abuja – The Delta State Government and the
private sector are confident this year’s Trade Fair would impact positively on
the economy of the state. Organizers confirmed the event will be held from October
21 to 27 in Warri.
A 13-member Local Organising Committee for the exhibition
has been inaugurated.
The State Commissioner for Commerce and Industry,
Kingsley Eze-Emu, who inaugurated the committee, said the state government had
partnered with the private sector for the trade fair to be “result-oriented.”
He added this was key in realising the “Delta Beyond Oil”
initiative of the Governor, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan.
This entails diversifying the economy from over-reliance
State Commissioner for Information, Chike Ogeah, said the
private sector would market the event.
President of the Delta State Association of Chambers of
Commerce: Industry Mines and Agriculture, Chief Uju Udeme, applauded the
government for organising the trade fair.
Through the event, government and stakeholders aim to
showcase agricultural produce as well as innovations made by different groups
and individuals in the state.
– CAJ News