By Chinonso Alozie
Owerri—Accusations and counter-accusations have continued to envelop the proposed Imo State 2016 Trade Fair, organised by the Local and General Agricultural Development Foundation, LOGADEF, in the State.
The President of the Owerri Chambers and Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture, OCCIMA, Dr. Igwe Christiana, said: “I have never heard of any name such as LOGADEF. If they are transparent, why did they fail to come to OCCIMA to explain themselves? If a fair is not organised and supervised well, it could be used as extortion.”
However, Imo State Government, through the Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Chidi Ibe, disagreed with OCCIMA, saying “OCCIMA is under the supervision of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry and did not clear with the ministry before going to make such announcement.”