Ogun State Council of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture, OGUNCCIMA, has breathed new life into the MKO Abiola Trade Fair Complex in Abeokuta, with construction of over 400 lock-up shops.
Addressing a press conference yesterday at the complex, president of the chambers, Otunba Toyin Taiwo explained that 128 lock-up shops had been successfully renovated and allocated to interested people.
Taiwo explained that over 300 more spaces designed to be in suites were under constructed and would be allocated to owners in no time.
Taiwo said the conference was aimed at telling the world about the market opportunities available in Ogun State and particularly at the complex.
He explained that the chambers had partnered all the 20 local government chairmen of the state and that each local council had renovated their pavilions with a view to showcasing their products at the complex and also using same as their liaison offices.
He further explained that the motive of renovating the hitherto moribund complex was to showcase to the world that the industrialisation drive in the state was not a joke.
The chairman of the Utilisation Management Committee, Alhaji Wasiu Olaleye in his own address said the complex would be used to attract investors and service providers to the state.
He said, “The local government chairmen have promised to bring products with competitive advantage from various localities in the state while manufacturers and service providers that might want to showcase their products are welcomed as we have enough space.
“We are also bringing in computer hardware repairers and phone sellers, as they have requested for 40 shops while vegetables and fruits will also be available in wholesale as they are already making use of the advantage.
“This will propel the economy of the state to grow because people will patronise from inside and outside the country and out target is to have an international market, the like of which we have in Yiwu in China.”

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