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Expert lists collaboration as panacea for sustainable trade relations

By Ngozi Egenuka
22 September 2021   |   3:48 am
Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Elan Exhibition, West Africa, Jude Chime, has harped on collaboration between private and public sector to achieve sustainable growth in building construction, home appliance, food and hospitality industry.

Managing Director, J.O. James Investment, James Ekwujo (left); Tunde Ogunde; Managing Director, Vision Spectra Limited, Okechukwu Stephen; President Bravebond INT Limited, Ebere Ifemeje; Founder, Nonkel Nigeria Limited. Chinonso Obunne and Chief Executive Officer, Elan Exhibition, West Africa, Chime Jude, during the 2021 Elan exhibition in Lagos… yesterday. PHOTO: AYODELE ADENIRAN

Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Elan Exhibition, West Africa, Jude Chime, has harped on collaboration between private and public sector to achieve sustainable growth in building construction, home appliance, food and hospitality industry.

Chime, who spoke, yesterday, at Elan Expo held at Landmark Event Centre, Lagos, stressed the need to strengthen policies and implementation to ensure ease of doing business.

“For instance, if lack of power supply and other challenges can be fixed, it would become easy to attract foreign investors. Despite the challenges in the nation, these local companies are still forging ahead,” he said.

He noted that uniting stakeholders in the building industry and engaging them is key to developing the sector.

“It is about the will. We know what to do as a country as we have all the resources. It is about the will and sincerity of purpose to get things done,” Chime said.

He stated that the exhibition would drive trade, industry and commerce, which would lead to economic growth.

According to President, Bravebond International Limited, Ebere Ifemeje, the pandemic was an opportunity for people in the sector to develop their businesses.

He, therefore, urged traders to maximise their potential and incorporate commitment and focus in their businesses, adding that the need to be digitally savvy is a way to evolve alongside the world.

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