Businesses pick up at Lagos Trade Fair

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 KaftanPost Correspondent with Agency Reports

Exhibition stands at the Lagos International Trade Fair going on at the Tafawa Balewa Square attracted more visitors on Monday as the event entered its fourth day.

A News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) correspondent at the fair reports that the stands got busier, as visitors trooped in to see products on display.

Some of the visitors, however, had different stories to tell.

Mrs Tochi One, a businesswoman, expressed satisfaction with the products she was able to buy at the fair.

“The things I got are very affordable, the company sold to me at a discount and still gave me a complimentary gift.

“I am also happy that I bought directly from the company; to an extent, one is sure of what she is buying in terms of quality,’’ she said.

Mrs Bella Greg, a Seamstress, however, told NAN that she could not find a particular company she wanted to buy from.

“This year is my third year of coming to buy at the Lagos trade fair, and my coming here is because I have a particular company, whose products I look out for.

“They are nowhere to be found; perhaps it is because the border is closed.

“I have gone round searching and asking questions all to no avail. I will come back before Sunday if I can, or by next year,’’ she said.

Mrs Oyeleke Moses, a businesswoman, also said she was unable to find what she had come to buy at the fair.

“Every year I make sure I change my cooking stove which is the reason I came here.

“There is this company that sells locally-made cooker and coal pots. They are very durable, but I haven’t seen them this year.

“I hear that space is very expensive this year, maybe that is why they are not here,’’ she said.

The fair which started on Nov. 1 will end Nov. 10.


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