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Anambra wins best state award at Enugu Int. Trade Fair

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ANAMBRA State has been adjudged the best participating state at the just concluded 30th edition of Enugu International Trade Fair.

  President of Enugu Chamber Of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture,(ECIMMA),.

  Emeka Udeze made the announcement during the closing ceremonies of the Fair.

Chief Udeze said that Anambra state won the award because of her consistency at the Fair and the glamour she brings to it. He commended the governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano for his exemplary leadership style which made the award possible.

The fair took place at the Permanent Site, Trade Fair Complex, Golf Estate, GRA Enugu, from April 5 to April 15 and Anambra Newspapers and Printing Corporation, publishers of National Light, Ka Odi Taa and Sportslight Extra played a very important role in making the feat a reality. The Corporation gave life to the Anambra Pavilion by providing musical entertainment, Public address system and traditional dancers to the state pavilion during the state’s special day at the fair.

Udeze noted that Anambra produced arrays of personalities known for industry and enterprise with immense contributions to national development.

Mr Udeze commended Gov. Willie Obiano for his laudable efforts at developing the state through the provision of infrastructure, security and stable business environment.

“The development strategy that has been adopted by Anambra State Government toward the holistic development of the state is quite impactful and commendable.”

He noted that Anambra had received wide accolades from international organisations such as UNICEF, UNIDO and UNESCO.

He adds: “the participation of the South East states in the Enugu International Trade Fair is important in consolidating efforts toward building common economic bloc and promoting investment opportunities within the corridor”.

Anambra State Commissioner for Trade and Commerce, Christian Madubuko, commended government’s consistent support towards participation in the fair.

Mr Madubuko pointed out that in 2017 fair; Anambra recorded three awards for distinguished performances in three different categories.

The awards are the best state stand with SME innovative products, the packaged state pavilion on investment opportunities and the most dynamic participating state.

Mr Madubuko said the state, through the Ministry of Trade and Commerce would work in concert with Consumer Protection Council to rid the state of unfit edible products.

This he explained was in line with Gov. Obiano’s emphasis on quality service delivery, stressing that the state would not be a dumping ground for substandard products.

Permanent Secretary, Anambra Ministry of Trade and Commerce, Mr Daniel Okoli, thanked the members of ECCIMA for gracing the Anambra Special Day at the fair.

He also commended the Anambra contingent for concerted efforts at organising exhibitors and other activities in the state pavilion.

The products displayed in Anambra pavilion include mineral deposits- iron stone, kaolin/clay, bentonite, lignite, gypson, coal, sand stone and crude oil.

Others are the locally made gas cookers, ovens, pressure kerosene stove, pop-corn machine, pyroysis machine that converts plastic to petrol, potato battery cell that generates about five to 10 voltage/electricity current from potatoes and tomatoes.

Also in display are Anambra Rice, herbal mixtures, insecticides, car wash; garments of all sorts, shoes, caps, travelling bags and camping bed.

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