Kaduna market to stage trade fair, clinic for MSMEs

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Kaduna Market Development and Management Company (KMDMC) will  provide a platform for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) to showcase their goods and services at a trade fair scheduled for Saturday and Sunday. 

Managing Director of KMDMC, Tamar Nandul, told the media in a press conference on Wednesday that the company’s 3rd trade fair will run from 12 noon to 7pm, on Saturday and  Sunday. She said 100 Kaduna based companies have confirmed their participation. 

According to her, “the participating  MSMEs include traders in markets under KMDMC’s management, home businesses as well as established companies from various sectors and industries. The event also serves as an avenue for beneficial collaborations amongst stakeholders. We have confirmed over 100 Kaduna based businesses from various categories of industries who will be exhibiting their goods and services as vendors for the event.

“Beside exhibitions, there are other activities and side attractions for participants, including masterclasses, a football tournament, kid’s section and gaming arena among other fun activities. We have identified professionals from various sectors,  including sister agencies like KADIPA and KADEDA, as well as institutions such as PricewaterhouseCoopers and Bank of Industry, to host free masterclasses targeted at enlightening participating vendors and interested businesses owners on core entrepreneurial literacy and skills.’’ 

The MD stated further that topics that will be treated at the Masterclass include Ease of Doing Business reforms, which will be facilitated by the Executive Secretary, Kaduna Investment Promotion Agency, (Kadipa) Khalil Nur Khalil.

According to her, “participants will also learn how to Write a Business Proposal by PWC, how to obtain a loan by Bank of Industry and much more. At the end of the classes, attendees will be provided with useful materials to guide them on implementing what they have learnt.’’

Nandul listed the side attractions to include, ‘’a kids section where activities such as swimming, face painting, meet and greet with santa claus and more will take place as well as an adult gaming area for video games, paint and sips, board games and the likes. There will also be a unity football match where we will give cash prizes and trophies to the winners at the end.’’ 

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