Musawa, Ned Nwokolo, Runsewe To Attend 1914 Exhibition, Trade Fair Forum

By Bukar Bolori

The Minister of  Arts, Culture and Creative Economy, Hannatu Musa Musawa is expected to grace the unveiling and grand opening of the Nigeria 1914 exhibition, trade fair and business – economic forumThe exhibition which is the second edition has been slated for 1st to 14th October in Abuja.

Other prominent Nigerians expected to attend the unveiling of the 14 day programme include: Senator Ned Nwoko, the Director General of the National Council of Art and Culture, Otunba Segun Runsewe,  the Director General of the National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism, Alhaji Nura Kangiwa.

 Three regional festivals are also to be celebrated in the course of the event. Prince Arthur Eze is expected to unveil the Ofala week.

Mr. Akin Laniyi, the Project Director also said participants are expected from abroad.

Laniyi, a renowned producer also added that the event Presents “Nigeria’s diverse opportunities, potential and heritage on the global stage as theme of the event, Nigeria @1914 exhibition, trade fair and business forum is a government partnered educational exhibition of pictures, portraits, artifacts and paintings based on Nigeria’s history, milestones, icons & culture from the 1914 amalgamation and through the 1960 independence to more recent times, a trade fair showcasing the best of Nigeria’s endowments and diversity from different states and regions of the country and a business – economic forum where delegates and dignitaries from diverse sectors of the economy will interact and proffer world class cutting edge solutions that will envision Nigeria among the very best.”

He explained that having held the last exhibition at Transcorp Hilton with the collaboration of the Transcorp Hilton Abuja, “the Exhibition, Trade Fair and Business Forum are a combined platform  to foster  both private and public sectors of our economy. Against the backdrop of celebrating our heritage and reflecting on our history on Independence day,  the event seeks to present Nigeria’s great potential and diverse opportunities state by state, institution by institution in a world class venue to a diverse audience for fourteen days starting on independence day the 1st of October 2023.

 “The grand opening of the trade fair is scheduled for the 3rd of September. Laniyi said he envisioned the event  to provide a memorable experience by the Jabi lake for exhibitors and attendees.

The exhibition, trade fair and forum are hosted on this occasion with the support of the Jabi lake mall known especially for it’s lake side beauty,  location and prime  destination for the diplomatic community, business class and diverse internationally recognised global brands. 

“The independence day cultural village set up alongside the trade fair arena by the shores of the lake will be a beehive of daily entertainment hosting comedians and diverse entertainers for fourteen days. 

The exhibition is scheduled to be taken through cities of the world including  Paris, Kuala Lumpur, Berlin,  Sydney, New York and Beijing bu 2024. 

He said you plan is to first stage the exhibition round major cities in Nigeria including Abuja, Port Harcourt and Lagos.

The Exhibition, Trade fair and Forum will be hosting guests  and dignitaries  including the following,  past and present Leaders, foreign attendees, the diplomatic community, the Business class, small and medium enterprises, political class, academics, general Public and the Media.

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