Rivers State Governor Allocates Land For Siting Of Port Harcourt Trade Fair Complex Permanent Site




Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has directed the Greater Port Harcourt City Development Authority to liaise with the Port-Harcourt Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Mines and Agriculture for the allocation of land for the establishment of a Permanent Site for the Port Harcourt International Trade Fair Complex.


Speaking at the Government House, Port Harcourt during a courtesy call by the President of the Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Mines and Agriculture, NACCIMA Chief Edem Orok Edem, the governor stated that his administration remains committed to developing an enabling environment for private businesses to thrive.

He stated that the permanent site of the Port Harcourt International Trade Fair be located near the airport to promote accessibility and enhance its profitability to the state and region.

Governor Wike noted that the State Government started with infrastructural development because of the need to develop the right investment climate and also attract more investors to the state.



"The Port Harcourt Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mines and Agriculture should liaise with the Greater Port Harcourt City Development Authority and the Special Adviser on Investment for land for a permanent site for the Port Harcourt International Trade Fair. The chamber should formally apply for the land and processes will be followed in allocating same.

"The Rivers State Government will continue to partner with the organized private sector in our quest to develop the economy of the state. That is why we took the step of development infrastructure and creating access to key business areas like the Onne Port and NPA Port in Port Harcourt ", Governor Wike said.

He explained that it is the policy of his administration to complete abandoned projects because state resources have been committed to them.

Earlier in his remarks, President of Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Mines and Agriculture, NACCIMA, Chief Bassey Edem Orok Edem commended Governor Wike for his investment in the development of infrastructure to aid business development.

He prayed the governor to approve the allocation of land to site the permanent location for the Port Harcourt Trade Fair Complex and the establishment of a functional office in the state.

Dignitaries in the entourage include the PHCCIMA President, Dr. Emi Membere-Otaji, PHCCIMA first Deputy President and Chairman of the 2015 trade fair committee, Chief Nabil Saleh, FOSSCCIMA President, Prince Billy Gillis Harry, PHCCIMA executives, elected council members among others. ​


Source: Anderson Hart
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