Ogun State Governor Holds Prelude Meeting Ahead Of International Trade Fair


The Governor of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun will meet with Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) and captains of industry at the Mitros Residence, Ibara, Abeokuta on Tuesday, April 23, 2024 before officially declaring open the ongoing 13th Gateway International Trade Fair at the M.K.O Abiola Trade Fair Complex within the state capital.

The Commissioner for Industry, Trade and Investment, Mr. Adebola Sofela, in a release stated that, the Governor’s meeting with the CEOs is to further seek areas of collaborations as strategic partners and express the state’s appreciation to them for their efforts so far on the 2024 Trade Fair.

Sofela hinted that the meeting which is a prelude to the official opening of the Trade Fair is slated for 9.00am, noting that it would provide an avenue to keep the industrialists abreast of government policies and programmes while it continues to put all machineries in motion to provide an enabling environment for business to thrive.

He added the Governor would thereafter proceed to the M.K.O Abiola Trade Fair Complex, Laderin, Abeokuta, where he would officially declare the 13th Gateway International Trade Fair open by 1pm.

The Commissioner implored all guests to be seated an hour before the commencement of the two events, just as he urged members of the public to take full advantage of the free transportation and the opportunity of winning the grand prize of two-bedroom bungalow to participate at this year’s edition of the Fair which already commenced on Friday April 19, 2024 and will run till Monday April 29, 2024.

He said that the state government in collaboration with Ogun State Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (OGUNCCIMA) has put together the biggest Gateway International Trade Fair with so much attractions which the members of the public cannot afford to miss.

According to him, apart from the star prize, there would be daily prizes and give-aways, while visitors would also be able to buy some basic commodities at reduced prices.

“There is a wider range of local and international exhibitors this year. There is free transportation to the Trade Fair Complex from different locations in Abeokuta. An Entertainment Village is also available for visitors at the Trade Fair to have a memorable time while there is a sickbay as well as a medical outreach program where medical tests would be carried out,” the commissioner said.


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