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8th Jos Trade Fair: Plateau Governor Lalong Officially Declares 2019 Edition Open (Photos)

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau and Chairman of the Northern Governors Forum, led other top government officials including the Deputy Governor, Sonni Tyoden to official declare the 8th Edition of Jos Trade fair, officially open at a grand ceremony held at the Jos Polo Field on Monday 14th October 2019.

The Governor who through his speech assured the state of his administrations commitment to supporting the Jos Trade Fair. He said "This event is dear to my heart and our Rescue Administration because of our desire to not only restore the glory of our beloved State, but also build an economy that will provide opportunities and support the entrepreneurial spirit of the Plateau man, woman and youth".

Lalong also commended the the theme of the 2019 Jos Trade Fair  “Trade Fairs: A Platform for Promoting Tourism Potentials on the Plateau” saying this is a well thought out theme that supports our Government’s efforts at developing the abundant tourism potentials and re-establishing the fact that Plateau State is indeed the Home of Peace and Tourism in Nigeria and Africa. "We are ready to do more in line with our commitment to providing a conducive atmosphere for smooth operations and partnership with private sector under PPP arrangements."

Speaking earlier Bolict Barshep  the Managing Director of Anista Marketing the organizers of the fair said the Jos trade fair 2019 presented another opportunity for us to savor the great moment of our interaction through various trade exhibitions, cross cultural relations, entertainment and other forms of engagements. she also said "It is worthy of note that this year’s event is unique in such that for the first time we have the Simon Bako Lalong Made in Plateau Exhibition Pavilion with about 35 MSMEs fully sponsored by the Plateau State government".

She went on to appreciate the media and all the security agencies, local and foreign exhibitors, the plateau state government for yet another privilege to work with them and PLACCIMA for being a great partner in the success of this journey.

ured Jos Trade Fair and biggest commercial activity in Plateau State was officially opened today at the Jos Polo Field by the State Governor, RT. Hon Barr. Simon Lalong who was represented by the Deputy Governor Prof. Sonny Tyoden. 

The special Guest of honor was The occasion was the Director General of ITF, Sir Joseph Ari. The occasion was well attended with the presence of the President Plateau State Traditional Council, The Gbong Gwon Jos, His Majesty Da Gyang Buba, The Chairman and BOT members of the state APC, PLACCIMA President and Deputy President, the State Executive Members, Local Government Chairmen, Members of the Diplomatic Corps and the Plateau Business Community/ Exhibitors.





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