Enugu Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture, ECCIMA, have sought support from the Minister of Science and Technology Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, for the 27th edition of Enugu annual International Trade Fair themed ‘Diversification of the Nation’s Economy from Rhetoric to Coordinated Action.’
ECCIMA president, Rev. Ugochukwu Chime, through the vice president, Emeka Udenze, made this call during the visit of a delegate of the chamber to the Minister of Science and Technology yesterday in Abuja.
According to Chime, this visit avails unique opportunity to particularly explain and discuss one of the key major economic activities in Nigeria, which is the annual International Enugu Trade Fair coming up on March 25.
“We are confident that the 27th Enugu International Trade Fair will be a success because the Fair has been strategically re-engineered in such a way that it will have meaning and positive effects and outcome for all stakeholders, particularly for participants.
“We are consolidating efforts towards enhancing the special designated area in the Fair complex for the exhibition of new products, prototypes, innovations and research findings for commercialisation.
“This idea is to boost technological advancement by bringing researchers, business people and industrialists together which have remain one of the core focal points and cutting edge of Enugu Trade Fair,” Chime explained.
He therefore pleaded with the minister to approve the participation of all parastatals and agencies under the Ministry of Science and Technology in the fair for enhanced collaboration and networking for impactful technological growth and rapid industrialisation of the nation.
Meanwhile, Dr. Onu speaking during the event pledged to support people of Enugu to accomplish their goal, adding that they were people of great potentials.
“The time has come for our nation to diversify our economy and the president is making every effort to achieve it which can be done through the reduction of the number of imported goods.
“We will be very happy for you to go back and tell people of Enugu that they have great potential and we will give them all the support they need to accomplish their goal,” Onu said.

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