By Iyabo Adebisi

The Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde has called on Nigerians to develop the country’s export market and attract foreigners to tackle current economic challenges.

He made the call at the official opening of Oyo State International Trade Fair, tagged EXPOYO 2024, held at the International Trade Fair Complex, Samonda Ibadan.

Governor Makinde, who said that his administration is committed to changing the Nigerians orientation on export substitution, promised that the trade fair will henceforth be an annual event with the presence of foreigners at the next edition.

Earlier, Commissioner for Trade, Industry, Investment and Cooperatives, Ademola Ojo pledged that the Ministry in collaboration with Oyo State Council of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (OYCCIMA) would ensure that the Permanent Trade Fair Complex is maximally utilized.

In a remark, the President of Oyo State Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines, and Agricultural Dr. Daniel Gbadero, lauded Governor Makinde for his economic transformation agenda for the state and the support given to OYCCIMA to organize the 2024 EXPOYO Trade Fair.

He therefore called on Nigerians to do the needful in ensuring that basic products, including foods, medicine, and motorized gadgets among others are produced within the country.

In his goodwill message, the President National Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture, Otunba Dele Oye assured Oyo state government of the necessary support for continuous trade fair.

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