India has been awarded the best foreign participant at the just concluded 43rd Kaduna International Trade Fair, organised by Kaduna Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (KADCCIMA).
The award was presented in Kaduna on Sunday, at the close of the 10-day event, which commenced on Feb. 25.
Receiving the award on behalf of the Indian High Commission, Abuja, Mr Mohan Yadav, General Manager, Chellco Industries Limited, thanked KADCCIMA for the recognition.
The recognition would further strengthen business partnership between India, KADCCIMA, and the Kaduna state government.
“I feel excellent and excited receiving this award today on behalf of the Indian High Commission.
“We have been participating in the Kaduna International Trade Fair and we will continue to be part of its successes.
“We are into manufacturing of textile, solar plants, agricultural machinery and implements, among several others.
“A lot of Indian companies are in Kaduna state and other parts of Nigeria, contributing to the economic development of the country, particularly the manufacturing sector,” he said.
He added that the Indian companies had established business partnership with the representatives of Chad Chamber of Commerce, courtesy of the Kaduna International Trade Fair.
He said that the Chadian delegation even visited some of the Indian companies, describing the development as “excellent outing” for the Indian businesses in Nigeria.
Yadav commended KADCCIMA for organising the event suceesfully against all odds, and expressed hope for more business opportunities in Kaduna state.
Also, the President, Kaduna Indian Association, Mr Rama Venkat, told NAN that the annual event was a great opportunity for the Indian business community in Nigeria to showcase their product.
Venkat, Chief Operating Officer, AMA Medical Manufacturing Ltd., added that the Indian community in Nigeria would continue to partner with KADCCIMA and the state government, to bring more investment into the state.
The overall winner of the 43rd edition is Nigerian Gas Company, while Dangote Group and Defence Industry Corporation of Nigeria (DICON), emerged 1st and 2nd runner up respectively.
DICON also received the Best Exhibitors of Innovation Technology Award, with Association of Nigeria Investors in second place.
Kaduna State emerged the Best State Exhibitor, with Nasarawa and Plateau States as the 1st and 2nd runner up respectively, while Kauru Local Government Council of Kaduna State received the Best Agricultural Stand Award.
The Most Organised Stand Award went to DICON/Nigerian Defence Academy/Command Engineering Deport and PAN TIGGO 8 received the Quality Product Award, while the Owodelola and Company received the Most Consistent Participant Award.
The Crowd-Pulling Award went to Mamuda Beverages Nigeria ltd. the producer of Pop Cola, while Danfulani -Fulbe Da’awa received the Best Exhibitor of Arts and Craft Award.
The Central Bank of Nigeria received the Best Financial Organisation Stand Award and Illela International Ltd. the Best Exhibitors of House Ware Award.
The Best Stand for Volume of Business and Reception Award went to the FARSMAN Nig. Ltd, while the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency received the Most Outstanding Government Agency Award.
Also, The Nigerian Communication Commission and the Nigeria Deposit Insurance received the Best Public Promotion Stand Award.