The statement said the committee was headed by Mr Sunday Ogu, Director, Programme Developing and Implementation, NEPAD Nigeria.
The statement said Nigeria and other African countries have identified the urgent need to diversify their economy, develop local contents, and enhance the competitiveness of their products in the International market.
The statement said the fair with the theme “Harnessing Potentials for Inclusive Regional Growth’’ would be a platform for facilitating NEPAD products certification, designed to open windows of opportunities for ‘Made in African’ products.
The statement said the one week fair would commence with a five-day exhibition of African made products, followed by a two-day Business and Investment Forum on Africa, and presentations of Africa Achievement Awards.
Other highlights of the event include African movie premiere, African fashion parade and a Gallery of African Arts and Culture.
The statement also quoted Njeze as appealing to the committee and all stakeholders to work together and efficiently to ensure a successful fair.
He stressed the need for Africa to trade more among one another and harness the economic benefits of its huge market for the purpose of boosting the local economy of the continent.
The committee members were drawn from relevant government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), ATC, African Diaspora Chamber of Commerce, NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency, African Embassies and High Commissions. (NAN)
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