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Adebyo flags off 21st Abuja International Motor Fair


The Minister of Trade, Industry & Investment, Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo will lead other dignitaries from the public and private sectors to declare the 21st edition of the Abuja International Motor Fair open on Tuesday, November 16, 2021. The Fair which kicks off on Monday November 15, 2021 at the International Conference Centre Annex, Area 10, Garki, Abuja will parade over 30 participants from Nigeria and abroad.

Disclosing this during a media briefing, Mr. Ifeanyichukwu Agwu-Chairman of the Organising Committee of the Fair announced that Choice International Group [CIG] Motors, the authorized dealer and manufacturer of GAC brand of vehicles in Nigeria, is one of the official Sponsors of this edition. According to him, CIG said that they have to play a major role in this edition in other to further its vision and mission of offering Nigerians the best and enhancing the rapid development of the automotive sector in Nigeria. “GAC since its entrance into the Nigerian market in 2014, has remained one of the most consistent participants at both the Abuja and Lagos Motor Fairs. For it to come out to be one of the official sponsors of this edition is an indication that CIG identifies strongly with what we are doing and sees the Nigerian market as very important to the global automotive business.

The organizing committee head, said that having the fair declared open by the Minister whose Ministry directly oversees the activities in the Industry, underscores the seriousness of the Federal Government in encouraging and supporting every effort geared towards developing the automotive industry in Nigeria; especially now that it is seriously working towards diversifying the economy.

Mr. Agwu who is also the Managing Director of BKG Exhibitions Limited-Organizers of the Fair noted that the presence of the Minister as well as CIG Motors sponsorship will go a long way in reinforcing the aims and objectives of the show which is the fast-tracking the development of the automotive sector of in Nigeria. The extra support of CIG Motors and the presence of the Honurable Minister, according to the Managing Director would give the needed encouragement and boost to existing and potential investors in the industry.

“With our reach, high powered delegations from the Federal Government, Executive of States and Local Governments; members and leadership of the other arms of government in all the tiers of government in Nigeria as well lots of corporate heads and organizations across the nation have been invited to visit the Mundial”.

“The platform of this event will offer a litmus test to the shape of things in the industry with the current paradigm shift in the sector as the automobile is undoubtedly the primary yardstick of success for any auto exhibition. This means auto enterprises showcasing at any exhibition must ensure visibility and wholeness/completeness, not leaving anything to chance”. The edition is loaded with a whole lot of content that is designed to showcase the strength and resilience of the participants as well as create an educative and fun-filled atmosphere for all those that will be visiting the show.

With the theme, this year, which promotes resilience, self-belief, and self–confidence, the Organising Committee chairman also noted that aside from the known strong brands that will be at the show, a few others will be debuting, therefore creating an ambiance for the debutants to rub shoulders with the big boys, which will further expose the debutants to the workings of the industry.

This edition will show not only new entrants from the various brands but also the hot spot products in the market. All these exhibitors focus on displaying the new achievements and new breakthroughs in various aspects, particularly the indigenous ones.”

“With our reach, a high-powered delegation from the Federal Government is expected to lead the inspection of automobile brands and the parade of stands. For over 20 years, we have been able to create a comprehensive automobile exchange platform drawing global attention. We believe that with high attention from all levels of government leaders, joint efforts of sponsors and organizers, strong supports from the Motoring journalists and people in all fields, and powerful market and social demands, the Abuja International Motor Show will be better and better in the future.”

The entire days of the Fair have been laced with lots of crowd-pulling fun and side attractions. Visitors, Exhibitors and the general public that would of fun-filled days at the fair arena; adding that this will be a landmark and a benchmark in auto show business in sub-Saharan Africa’. Each of the seven days that the fair will last is loaded with activities and events that will make this edition remarkably different and we intend to improve and add on this in subsequent editions, Mr. Agwu, revealed further.

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