Bangladesh High Commission in Abuja, Nigeria participated at the 41st Kaduna International Trade Fair, which was organized by the Kaduna Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (KADCCIMA), and held from February 28 to March 8, 2020.
Minister for Industry, Trade and Investments of Nigeria, Niyi Adebayo inaugurated the Fair on February 29, 2020 and Diplomats from different countries, local dignitaries, and business leaders were present at the inaugural ceremony which marked its 41st yearly event.
In line with the present Government’s thrust on ‘economic diplomacy’, Bangladesh High Commission put up a large stall, utilizing the exportables of its Commercial Display Room and received Best Foreign Participant Award.
The crest along with the certificate was handed over ceremonially on the concluding day by Dr. M. F. Dankaka, President of Kaduna Chamber.
On display were, Pharmaceuticals, ceramic items, jute and leather products, RMG & knitwear, tea, jute leaf tea, electrical appliances, light engineering, plastic & melamine products, agro-products, pearl items, sari (maslin, silk), nakshi kantha, handicrafts, among others, which drew huge crowd each day.
Export-quality products donated by Walton Group, Monno Ceramics Ltd., ACI Ltd. and Mondol Group (Apello Fashions Ltd) to the Commercial Display Room, were also on display.
Nigerian Minister for Industry, Trade and Investments, representative of the Governor of Kaduna State along with Chamber President and other dignitaries visited the stall and admired the quality of Bangladeshi products.
Publications on export and investment and tourism potentials, among others, were also on display. Roll-up-Banners containing pictorial description of the impressive achievements of Bangladesh at home and abroad were put around the pavilion. Documentaries on the development journey of Bangladesh were screened simultaneously which was an added attraction.
Recall that Bangladesh also received “Best Foreign Participant Award” in 2019, at the 40th Fair organised by the KACCIMA.
Diplomatic Missions, few foreign companies and a large number of local organizations participated.
The Mission expressed its deep appreciation to the Government of Bangladesh, especially Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dhaka for its kind support.