Over 100 LGAs To Participate At 15th North East Trade Fair In Bauchi, BACCIMA Says Fair Not Postponed

The President Bauchi State Chamber of Commerce, industry, mines and agriculture (BACCIMA) Alhaji. Aminu Mohammed has declared that over 100 Local government areas will participate at the 15th North East Domestic Trade Fair in Bauchi, debunking reports the trade fair has been postponed indefinitely.

Mohammed stated this at a news conference on Wednesday in Bauchi, saying the trade commenced on 25 of April. with pavilions activities and services already in place.

He explained that the Vice President Kashim Shetima was supposed to officially inaugurate the fair on May 6, 2024 but because he went for official engagement outside the country.

“So therefore the report going round that the trade was postponed is just a communication gap , the fair commenced on the 25th of April.

You can see people and business owners erecting their pavilion, others displaying the products and services and all the six states of Adamawa, Bauchi Borno, Gombe, Taraba and Yobe.

“Business owners and citizens should disregard the report that the 15 North East trade fair is postponed, as it is ongoing you can see activities taking place in the fair,” he said.

The President urged all interested participants and exhibitors to continue their registration process for their participation as the trade is already ongoing.

“The trade would later be inaugurated when the Vice President returned to the country, meanwhile the fair is gradually picking shape with sales and services.

“We as the Chamber cannot postpone the inauguration, but the government can do so and fix a new date for the inauguration, while we continue with trade fair exhibition and services,” he said.

He pointed out the fair would last for one month with its commencement from April 25 because the trade fair is a special fair that consists of all the North East states.

Mohammed said About 110 local government areas and over 300 domestic and international business enterprises are expected to participate in the North-East Domestic Trade Fair fair.

Also speaking, Mr Abdu Usman , Director General North East Chamber for Commerce also explains that the trade was not postponed as reported somewhere.

We are the organizers of the trade fair , the North Chamber of Commerce which comprises the six’s states and the North East Governors forum

“We have our own Vice President Kashim Shetima who the NorthEast Governors feel should super head the inauguration and other projects.

Because of the Vice President’s official engagement outside the country that caused the postponement of the inauguration of the fair ,but the trade fair activities would continue.

He said the trade fair is aimed at showcasing the untapped investment potential of the terror-troubled region.

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