By NAOMI UZOR

The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, LCCI, has said it will retain the Tafawa Balawa Square (TBS) as venue for the 2014 Lagos International Trade Fair, due to traffic gridlocks on the Mile 2 and Lagos Badagry Expressway axis.

Speaking at the media briefing and unveiling of goodwill ambassadors for this year’s edition of the fair, Chief Olawale Cole , Chairman, Trade Promotion Board of the LCCI, said the chamber’s decision to remain at the TBS for the 2014 fair is connected to the on-going road projects in the Mile 2 and Lagos Badagry Expressway axis.

He stated that the chamber has critically analysed the progress of work on the projects and found it not conducive for the hosting of the fair at the international trade fair complex as human and vehicular traffic in that axis remain terrible.

He said the chamber is proud to note that it has consistently hosted the fair for the past 27 years and the 2014 edition will be the 28th to be hosted by the chamber, adding that, the theme of this year’s fair is “Promoting the Nigerian Economy as a Preferred Investment Destination” and will hold from Friday 7th November to Sunday 16th November at the TBS.

According to him, in keeping their promise and commitment to the world, the chamber will do all within its power to continue to provide economic and commercial bridges between local and international investors and will continue to provide a platform to broaden the horizon and scope of investment opportunities.

“It is a great privilege and honour for me to announce to you, our worthy Ambassadors: 2face, Ice prince, Brymo, Vector, Martin Mabutho, Kunle Afolayan, Olisa Adibua, Toolz Oniru, Matthew Ohio, Lerin Davis, Toke Makinwa, Funke Opeke and Evangeline Wiles. We are proud to have them as our esteem partners and am sure together we can promote Nigeria as the preferred investment destination,” he said.

 

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