Kaduna, Kano and some other states in the northern part of the country have expressed their readiness to participate in this year’s Lagos International Trade Fair (LITF). This was confirmed by the delegation of the Trade Promotion Board (TPB) led by Mr. Abiodun Oladapo, who visited the states last week, just as another delegation to Ondo State was informed that the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) deserves kudos for the yearly event.

Receiving the Trade Promotion Board delegation, the Permanent Secretary, Kaduna State Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Hajia Aisha Muhammed – accompanied by the Director of Commerce – Mrs. Agnes Auta, disclosed that the memo recommending the state’s participation in this year’s trade fair had been sent to the Governor for approval.

It was a similar experience in Kano State where the delegation met with the Deputy Director in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Alhaji Muhammed Garba Tsangya and other officials. The Deputy Director assured that the State was very enthusiastic about participating at the Fair. The delegation is also currently discussing with Kebbi and Sokoto states to confirm their level of participation.

Significantly, another delegation to Ondo State led by Mrs. Victoria Onafowokan Obadina, also confirmed the readiness of the Sunshine State to participate at the international exhibition. The Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Otunba Timehin Adelegba and his management team gladly received the delegation, and disclosed that the Ministry has a lot to learn from LCCI on the successful organization of the annual Trade Fair.