Ugochukwu Chime, ECCIMA President

By Ogbolu George

The President, Enugu Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (ECCIMA), Ugochukwu Chime, has advocated for the diversification of the economy to boost the country’s revenue.

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Chime said this while speaking to newsmen about the upcoming Enugu International Trade Fair, which is themed “Promoting Nigeria’s Industrial Sector and SMEs for Inclusive and Robust Economy.’’

The chamber president said the country should no longer depend solely on oil but look to other areas to grow her economy.

“The idea of the fair is to boost technological advancement and industrialisation by bringing researchers, business people and industrialists together. This remains one of the core points and cutting edge of the Enugu International Trade Fair.

“We hope to discuss extensively on this with the Hon. Minister of Science and Technology during our visit to Abuja as well as other related agencies,” he said.

The trade fair which would hold at the Permanent Trade Fair Complex, off Enugu-Onitsha expressway, would exhibit new products, prototypes, innovations and research findings for commercialization.

President Mohammed Buhari and Ogbonnaya Onu, the Minister of Science and Technology are expected as the special guests at the trade fair.