By Theodore Opara
The Vice President, Arc. Namadi Sambo will lead other dignitaries from the public and private sectors to declare the 14th edition of the Abuja International Motor Fair open tomorrow.
The 14th edition of the Abuja Motor show is holding at the traditional venue, the Eagle Square, Abuja where over 50 companies from Nigeria and abroad will be taking part.
Disclosing this during a media briefing recently, Mr. Ifeanyichukwu Agwu-Chairman, of the Organising Committee of the Fair said that acceptance of the Vice President, to declare the fair open underscores the seriousness of the Federal Government to encourage and support every effort geared towards developing the automotive industry in Nigeria.
Mr. Agwu who is also the Managing Director of BKG Exhibitions Limited-Organizers of the Fair noted that the presence of the Vice President will go a long way in reinforcing the aims and objectives of the show which is the fast tracking the development of the automotive sector of in Nigeria.
His presence according to the Managing Director would give the needed encouragement and boost to existing and potential investors in the industry.
According to him, “the Abuja international Motor Fair remains the unparalleled gathering of established auto and auto related brands as well as new entrants, ranging from passenger buses, cars, trucks, spare parts, accessories, lubricants, financials and many more; adding that the importance of continuously staging the show cannot be over-emphasized as all hands must be on deck to promote and support investments in the sector, as it occupies a strategic position in enhancing the economic development of Nigeria”.
Continuing he said, “As part of our efforts in promoting investment in the automotive sector, in addition to the usual display of products and services by participants, there will be the Automobile companies Managing Directors’ of Automobile Companies Forum with Heads of arms of government, Ministries, Departments and Agencies whose activities impact on the sector. Virtually all the major brands of automobiles, spare parts, accessories, lubricants, banking, insurance, regulatory and policy making agencies and bodies are taking part in this years edition. Feelers from most of the participating firms indicate that visitors to the various stands will enjoy lots of goodies. Some have packaged gift items, lucky dips and many other forms of entertainments which according to sources will last all through the fair. We have packaged a fair that has something for everybody; visitors, participants and other stakeholders.”
The entire days of the Fair have been laced with lots of crowd pulling fun and side attractions. Visitors, Exhibitors and the general public that would be at the fair will experience a bumper of fun-filled days at the fair arena; adding that this will be a landmark and a benchmark in auto show business in sub-Saharan Africa”.
“Its going to be a bumper harvest for the expected over 100,000, visitors their socio-economic status notwithstanding; every visitor would gain one thing or the other at the fair as we have ensured that almost the interests of all segments of the society are adequately catered for at the fair”.