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Calabar International Trade Fair CLIQIT, Cross River State Government to hold week long event

The week long event aims to empower African entrepreneurs through bridging technological gaps.

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The Calabar International Trade Fair project is a consortium led by CLIQIT in partnership with the Cross River State Government of Nigeria to develop local content by establishing cross border synergies.

The week long 10,000 vendor project, consisting 2,000 vendors from Nigeria, 3,000 from the rest of Africa and 5,000 from the rest of the world, aims to empower African entrepreneurs through bridging technological gaps, developing local business strategies, championing strategic investments and creating access to markets towards developing the African continent.

The project will

  • Generate about N2.billion and N5 billion in revenue for the state and federal govt. respectively.

  • Train up to 5,000 new locals in the 6 geopolitical zones in Nigeria (for a start) in fields such as technology, agriculture, renewable energy, manufacturing, arts & craft through its skills acquisition programs in partnership with different state governments.

  • Match African entrepreneurs with their counterparts in related sectors for investment and to enable them trade technologies/strategies for business growth throughout Africa.

  • Invest in best entrepreneurs/vendors each year.

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