From Ahmad Mohammed, Bauchi
The Bauchi State Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Alhaji Mohammed Sadiq has disclosed that, transactions worth over 100 million naira took place within the two weeks of the 1st Bauchi National Trade and Exhibition Fair with the participation of 200 exhibitors.
The Commissioner announced this at the closing ceremony of the Trade and Exhibition Fair conducted at Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida Square Bauchi.
Alhaji Mohammed Sadiq with this development, assured both local and national business communities that the administration of Governor Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed will provide more secured business environment and commit more to these ideals in the interest of economic development of the state.
He said the government will continue to collaborate with private partners to provide physical infrastructures for existing investments to thrive in order to make every part of the state attractive to new investors.
According to him, the fair had provide an excellent opportunity to assess opinions from customers, determining market potentials, conducting research and evaluating competition as well as developing commercial structures by initiating a joint ventures and project partnerships.
“ I congratulate the Executive Council of Bauchi Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines & Agriculture (BACCIMA) and United Global Services for undertaking this laudable initiative to gather experts, captains of industries, business community and players in the economic sectors; inside the Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida Square to share business ideas and promote business relationship.
“ The Bauchi State 1st National Trade & Exhibition Fair plays important roles in marketing as well as business networking as the participants have meet with people and companies at their own level in the supply chain, as well as potential suppliers and buyers.”
Declaring the 1st Bauchi National Trade and Exhibition Fair closed, the State Governor, Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed said the theme of the fair has underscored the need for the government to pay more attention to the growth and development of Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises.
Represented by the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftancy Affairs, Abdulrazak Nuhu Zaki, the governor said already his administration has so far, demonstrated genuine commitment towards transforming business activities in the state.