Ekiti to host 13th National Council on Industry, Trade and Investment in Ado-Ekiti


In line with the vision to boost the economy of the state as well as promote the well-being of its people, the Ekiti State Government will host the 13th National Council on Industry, Trade and Investment (NCITI) from 22nd-26th November, 2021 at the Ekiti State Civic and Convention Centre.

Themed “Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises Development in Nigeria. The Role of Stakeholders”, the meeting which focuses on the development of the SMEs sector of the economy, will also feature exhibitions of indigenous products and other resources of Ekiti State.

According to the Commissioner for Trade and Industry in Ekiti State, Aare Muyiwa Olumilua, the focus of the conference will be on the importance of MSMEs to the development of the national economy as well as the importance of the recently signed African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) to the development of MSMEs in the country.

He noted: “The conference will give rise to the possibility of forging new investment partnerships between Ekiti State and the visiting participants, as products and investment potential of the State would be on display for the visiting dignitaries to view and appraise.”

As scheduled, Former Governor of Ekiti State and currently Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Niyi Adebayo will lead dignitaries including, Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Amb. Maryam Katagum, Chairmen of committees on Industry, Trade and Investments in the Senate, House of Representatives and Ekiti State House of Assembly as well as the 36 State Commissioners for Industry, Trade and Investment.

Others include Permanent Secretaries of the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment across the 36 States of the federation, all Heads of Agencies and Parastatals of the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, Directors of the Ministry at the State level, Chairman of Ekiti State Chambers of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture; the State chairman of Nigeria Association of Small and Medium Enterprises and the State chairman of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, among others.


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