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Ogun to hold trade fair

The Ogun state government has  assured relevant agencies, partners, traders and other stakeholders on trade and investment that the state would hold 2020 International Trade Fair edition in an elaborate form, so as to boost commerce and promote trade and investment in the State.

The Consultant to the Governor on Commerce and Industry, Ms. Sola Arobieke gave this assurance during the Ogun State Day, at the 2019 Lagos International Trade Fair held at Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos, stating that the Ogun State Trade Fair would hold in 2020.

Arobieke said the trade fair, which would be organised in partnership with the Ogun State Council of Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (OGUNCCIMA) would be bigger than previous editions, calling on stakeholders to be part of the event.

While assuring that government would continue to stimulate the growth of the economy by providing the enabling environment for business activities in the State through the provision of necessary infrastructure, the Consultant stressed that, as much as government was concerned about the need for more businesses to spring up in the State, it was also determined to make existing ones grow adequately.

The Consultant said, apart from the recent approval for the establishment of an Enterprise Development Agency by Governor Dapo Abiodun, the Ease of Doing Business Committee set up by government would evolve into the Business Environment Council with the mandate of removing constraints affecting the smooth operations of businesses in the State.

Highlighting the consistency of the State at the Lagos International Trade Fair, the President, Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mr. Babatunde Ruwase lauded Governor Dapo Abiodun-led administration for supporting the ease of doing business in the State, calling on government to build strategic partnership with the private sector through Public Private Partnership (PPP) arrangement.

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Mrs. Lydia Fajounbo called on investors and members of the private sector to partner with the government, as the present administration was making efforts to move the economy of the State to a higher level.

Dele Fashomi
Dele Fashomi, seasoned journalist and communication teacher, is a holder of Master of Arts degree in Communication and Language Arts from the University of Ibadan in 1992/93. Earlier, he had bagged a Bachelor degree from the same university in 1984, after which he proceeded to the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos, in 1990, for a postgraduate diploma in Journalism. He had done many courses in communication, including the EU-BBC Editing Course in 2002. Mr. Fashomi combines effectively the practice, research and teaching of communication. And to date, he has published two academic works in communication: Issues in Communication Technology and Policy (2010) and Economic and Social Issues in Advertising and PR (2013). He had his first break in the Nigerian media in Concord Newspapers in 1990 and today, he has over two and half decades experience earned in several newspapers. He has been part of many start-ups, such as The Republic (1987), The Comet (1999), The Anchor 2001 - 2002; Sun Newspapers (2003); Westerner newsmagazine (2005 - 2010) as Editor; National Life (2011) as Sunday Editor, and Newswatch Newspapers (2012- 2016) as Daily Editor. Dele Fashomi is now the Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of newspaper online, which he started in July 2015. He is also into biography writing, with many books in his trail, some of which he wrote alone and one he co- authored with his mentor, Mr Dare Babarinsa, entitled:  Olabiyi Durojaiye - DARE TO BE DiFFERENT. He also guided and collaborated with Pa Olatunji Odusanya in writing his autobiography - AGAINST ALL ODDS. There are many other books in the works under his pen.