The International Trade Fair Complex in Lagos has added another feather to its cap.

Tyre dealers in the market under the aegis of Association of Tyre Marketers on Thursday inaugurated a 2 billion-naira Africa Tyre Village.

Described as the biggest in West Africa, the tyre village made up of 1,000 shops with 32 personal plazas, was said to have been built by the traders without any bank loan or support from any group.

The Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investments, Hajia Aisha Abubakar, commended the marketers for their ability to set up such a village.

Abubakar, who was represented by the Chief Executive Officer, Lagos International Trade Fair Complex Management Board, Mrs. Lucy Ajayi, promised the Federal Government’s support to ensure continued success of their business.

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She expressed concern about the poor state of the trade complex road and solicited the cooperation of the tyre dealers in fixing the road.

She hailed the harmonious relationship among the traders despite their different ethnic groups, stressing that the government was in support of what they were doing.

“Government is proud of what you’ve done at this Africa Tyre Village and we shall support you in whatever way we can to ensure the continued success of your business,” Abubakar said.

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