THE 13th Lagos Motor Fair and seventh Autoparts Expo Africa will start today at the Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Organising Committee Chairman Mr Ifeanyi Agwu said many indigenous firms had confirmed their participation with over 80 foreign firms indicating their intention to come with various world-class products and services from their stables.
According to him, the beauty of the auto shows is that they take organisations beyond their supposed dreams and into the expected ground of realities.
Agwu, who is also BKG Exhibitions Managing Director: “Though the sector is passing through turbulent times in the country, the persistence of major players in participating in this event is attributable to the importance they attach to it as a key event for demonstrating and showcasing capabilities and potential. We cannot but attribute their consistency to the strategic importance attached to it by all the stakeholders in the industry who have been working hard and making sacrifices. It has been a collective effort and all hands have continually been on deck, starting from the private sector to the various agencies of government both at the state and federal levels,” he said.
Agwu urged every stakeholder to attend at the event.
“It’s going to be a bumper harvest for the numerous visitors to the event; their socio-economic status notwithstanding. Every visitor would gain one thing or the other at the fair as we have ensured that almost the interests of all segments of the society are adequately catered for at the fair,” he added.