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Babajide Sanwo-Olu to Flag off 7th Lagos MSME Fair

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Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Olusola Sanwo-olu

Lagos State is set to hold the 7th edition of the annual Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Exclusive Fair at the Blue Roof, Agidingbi between Tuesday, 28th June and Sunday, 3rd July 2022.

A statement signed by the Commissioner for Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives, Dr. (Mrs.) Lola Akande said the fair will be declared open by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and has the theme: “Sustainability of MSMEs on AfTCTA Opportunities for Global and Digitalized Economy”.

Dr Akande explained that the annual fair is a strategic initiative aimed at enhancing the technical and non-technical entrepreneurial skills of MSME operators while improving their access to broader market networks and financial services in the State.

She said: “The MSME Exclusive Fair was conceptualized to build a strong public-private support system that would enhance the capacity of MSMEs for economic diversification”.

Dr (Mrs) Lola Akande, Commissioner for Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives,

“The administration of Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu has made vital interventions in advancing the course of MSMEs in the State, through its regular sponsorship of MSMEs Exclusive Fair, a marketing mechanism used in supporting MSMEs in Lagos State”, she added.

Highlighting the activities slated for the six-day event, the Commissioner said the event will have a daily Business Clinic involving interactions between MSMEs and State/Federal Agencies on diverse key areas affecting MSMEs’ growth and development in the State.

She revealed that the occasion will also feature a Panel Discussion on the theme: “Sustainability of MSMEs on AfTCTA Opportunities for Global and Digitalized Economy”, noting that the discussants were carefully selected among organized private sector partners such as the Lagos Chamber of Commerce & Industry (LCCI), National Association of Small Scale Industrialists (NASSI) and Nigerian Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (NASME) among others.

Dr. Akande stated further that apart from featuring daily workshops, seminars, networking and business marketing sessions, the event will also play host to over 150 business exhibitors who will showcase various products and services, including Made-in-Lagos products.

The Fair would be concluded on Sunday, 3rd July 2022, with the presentation of Awards and Certificates to outstanding exhibitors.

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