About 52 Ghanaian firms have taken up stands at the Jeremiah Useni Trade Fair Complex for the 7th Abuja International Trade Fair scheduled for September 27 till October 8.
The `Ghana Pavilion’ was the biggest at the centre visited on Monday.
The activities at the centre were at top gear as prospective exhibitors were erecting and putting finishing touches to their stands.
The Director-General of Abuja Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture, ABUCCIMA, Joe Wenegieme, said the Ghanaian contingent is being sponsored by their government.
“Fifty-two different Ghanaian companies have taken up stands to exhibit their products at the fair.
“The Ghanaian government and the Ghana Investment Promotion Council paid for everything, including the cost of clearance and accommodation,” he said.
He said that more than 100 local firms had also taken up stands ahead of the fair.
Mr. Wenegieme said that the India, Philippines, Indonesia, China, Senegal, Venezuela, among others, had also confirmed their participation.
He said the fair, with the theme `Transforming and Reforming SMEs as Growth Drivers for Economic Development’, was becoming the biggest exposition in Nigeria.
“One hundred federal, state and local government agencies would feature at the fair.
“The fair will also showcase the business potential of Abuja and offer participating states the opportunity to expose their potential,” he said