Former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon (rtd.) would chair the ‎seminar session of the 36th Kaduna International Trade Fair, KITF, which is scheduled for the 27th April, 2015, the 1st Deputy President of the Kaduna Chambers of Commerce Industry Mines and Agriculture‎, KADCCIMA Awwalu M. Makarfi has said.
Makarfi who disclosed this while addressing a press conference preparatory to the fair also said the former deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Dr Obadiah Mailafia is expected to be the guest speaker of the seminar on the theme of the 36th KITF ‘‎Promoting Domestic Production for National Sustainable Economic Development’.
He also inaugurated the main organizing committee and nine other sub-committees saying the chamber is in close contacts with all relevant Ministries, departments and agencies at the Federal and State levels, Nigerian missions abroad as well as foreign missions in Nigeria he said are also being contacted to ensure greater participation at the fair.
The trade which ‎is scheduled to commence from the 24th April and run through to the 3rd May, 2015 will have participants from Rwanda, Tanzania, Zambia, India, Egypt, Chad and Niger Republic.
‎The fair he said will be formerly declared opened on Saturday 25th April, 2015 by 10am at the trade fair ground.
He clarified on the change of the usual months in which the trade fair hold, saying, “as you are aware, the month for which the annual KITF is known for is February/March‎. This year however, because of the general election which was earlier slated for February, the period of our trade fair had to be rescheduled to April/May.”