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Disgraceful- Exhibitors Decry Low Patronage At Lagos Trade Fair by aloeman15(m): 8:00pm On Nov 05, 2019
dis is a shame on d LCCI.
in dis age of online everything, wot excuse could dey possibly give 4 dis embarrassment?
if dey even feel embarrassed sef...


Exhibitors decry low patronage at Lagos
Trade Fair
By Kehinde Olatunji
05 November 2019 | 12:02 am
Four days into the 31 st edition of the Lagos International
Trade Fair, exhibitors have decried low patronage of
their wares .The traders also criticized the lackadaisical
attitude of the organisers towards their plight . The
challenges listed irregularities include poor ticketing,
security challenges , and no parking space for visitors /
customers .
When The Guardian visited the venue yesterday at
Tafawa Balewa Square ( TBS ) , the fair , which is being
organised by the Lagos Chambers of Commerce and
Industry ( LCCI ) , witnessed low turnout of customers .
While speaking with The Guardian , an exhibitor from
Ghana simply identified as Theresa who sells herbal
drinks said that the 2019 fair was the third time she
would come to promote her goods .
She said : “This is the third time that I have been coming
here . This year ’ s sales is poor , people are not coming ,
there is no patronage , only a few come and go, they only
seek to know the prices of products , test and go away ,
they don’ t buy . But two years ago and by this time last
year I had recorded a huge sales . I don’ t know what
could be responsible for this because I am not a
Nigerian , my products are from Ghana .”
A coordinator at one of the exhibition stands who does
not want his name in print and had been coming to
market his goods since 2012 rated the sales at the
ongoing trade fair low .“ This year’ s sale is too low
compared with previous years . The people ’ s purchasing
power is very low , so they couldn ’ t buy . I urge the
government to improve the economy of the country so
that ordinary Nigerians could afford basic things .”
One Christiana also noted that the fair has lost its
flavour . “ Everywhere is just quiet. The government
should open the border and let money circulate . Things
are really expensive so people could only afford to buy
food .” She said . Another exhibitor simply identified as
Franco who deals with electronics said , “ This is my 10 th
year . There are no sales , nothing is happening . Maybe it
is because of the hardship in the country , as we all know
that the economy is bad . I also believe that the border
closure is part of the low patronage .”
Meanwhile , some traders have attributed the low
patronage to the attitude of the organisers in selling
tickets to visitors . A participant in the fair who doesn ’ t
wants to remain anonymous said , “ The mode of ticketing
is not encouraging so many people are discouraged. In
previous years , the tickets were accessible . For instance,
in previous years , car owners were given stickers so they
brought their cars inside but now it is not so. People are
uncomfortable to park their cars outside .”
A staff of an engineering company, said , “ organization
this year is poor compared to last year . The first couple
of days was not organised and the security was rough .
By 10 . am on the first day , they had no tickets to sell to
the people who wanted to gain entrance ; they kept
people waiting for more than three hours before they
managed to get a few tickets . The first couple of days
were hectic but it has normalized. ”

https://m.guardian.ng/news/exhibitors-decry-low-patronage-at-lagos-trade-fair/
Re: Disgraceful- Exhibitors Decry Low Patronage At Lagos Trade Fair by hisgrace090: 8:06pm On Nov 05, 2019
This country and backwardness ehh!!?
Re: Disgraceful- Exhibitors Decry Low Patronage At Lagos Trade Fair by coolcharm(m): 8:14pm On Nov 05, 2019
We are enjoying next level something here.
Re: Disgraceful- Exhibitors Decry Low Patronage At Lagos Trade Fair by aloeman15(m): 5:12pm On Nov 08, 2019
coolcharm:
We are enjoying next level something here.
dis is center of excellence o.

hisgrace090:
This country and backwardness ehh!!?
but it's d top businesses in Lagos arranging dis tin na.
y all dis nonsense?

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