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4th Lagos annual MSMEs Exclusive Fair to commence Thursday


The 4th Lagos State Micro Small and Medium Enterprises Exclusive Fair (also known as the Lagos MSME Fair), will hold from Thursday, December 12 to Tuesday, December 17, 2019, the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives (MCIC) has announced. The venue of the fair is Agege Stadium, Agege, the Ministry said.

The fair, now in its 4th year, is a strategic initiative of the Lagos State Government meant to support Micro Small and Medium Enterprises in the state, supporting them to find ways out of some of the challenges they face, such as the high cost of marketing their products and services.

According to Hakeem Adeniji, Director of Commerce, Lagos State Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives, “we have realized that beyond funding, MSMEs have limited access to their potential customers because of low visibility; thus, the MSME Exclusive Fair is our own intervention for this challenge as exhibitors get their stands for free”.

He further said that “Increasingly, we have seen that more people are proud to patronize Made-in-Nigeria goods as they now know that the more we buy locally-made good, the better it is for the economy. The end of the year is one of the periods that people buy most, it is therefore strategic as having this fair at this time will give customers no reason to say they can’t access Made-in-Nigeria and particularly Made-in- Lagos goods & services”.

As a value addition to the exhibitors and the attendees, there will be Daily Workshops, Business Clinics & hands-on training by experts, private business support providers and representatives of various State and Federal Government parastatals.

Also, advice on Business Registration, Taxes, Exportation, Quality controls, and Alternative Dispute Resolutions will be easily accessed at the fairground throughout the six-day duration of the fair.