The annual Lagos MSME Exclusive Fair is an undeniable evidence of the State Government’s unshaken dedication to the continuous growth of the MSME sector in the State. The fair is meant to support MSME operators in the State to find a way out of the challenges militating against the growth and development of the sector.
The year 2020 marked the 5th Edition of the Lagos State MSMEs Exclusive Trade Fair and it was themed: ‘MSMEs in the Time of Covid-19: Survival Strategies to Beat the Odds’, It was apt and timely, given the important roles of MSMEs as a springboard for economic recovery especially at a time when the global economy is currently facing a major crisis that is projected economy is currently facing a major crisis that is projected to get deeper due to the pandemic. There is the need to look inward for solutions and required linkages to facilitate business development as well as trade promotion. The fair featured over one hundred indigenous Micro, Small and Medium Exhibitors who displayed their quality goods and services, ranging from food and beverages, textiles and garment, arts and beads, foods & agro-products, shoes and leather works, health and herbal products, soap, insecticide and detergents etc. which attracted an impressive patronage of the public.
The Ministry organized Institutional Business Clinic Support Services for MSME operators at no cost during Trade Fair and Exhibition where Federal and State regulatory and business support agencies were enlightened and shed more light on activities and services available to support MSME operators in the State.