Lagos Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode said the 2017 Lagos International Trade Fair (LITF) will be an avenue for collaboration toward enhancing economic growth.
Represented by Idiat Adebule, the Deputy Governor , Ambode made the remark on Friday, at the opening of the fair with the theme: “Promoting Industrialisation for Economic Recovery and Sustainable Growth.”
The fair is an annual event organised by the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI).
Enabling business environment
While noting that Nigeria has not only exited recession and received positive global rating, Ambode said the rating has shown an improvement in the country’s Ease of Doing Business ranking of the World Bank.
“This positive development is the cumulative effect of policies and reforms being implemented diligently to ensure a conducive environment for business growth and development,” he said.
The governor said the large turnout of participants, networking events and volume of transactions recorded yearly are testaments of the trade fair’s relevance in boosting national economic growth and recovery plans.