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Trade fair: Lagos Assures Participants of Security

Special Adviser to the Governor on Commerce and Industry, Oluseye Oladejo, has assured visitors, exhibitors and other participants at this year’s Eko Expo Trade Fair of a hitch free event, saying the government is putting security measures in place for the entire duration of the Expo.

Oladejo, gave the assurance on Wednesday at a press conference to herald the forthcoming trade fair, tagged, ‘2014 Eko Expo’, and scheduled to hold from August 4 to 10.

He noted that there are no security threats in the state, said notwithstanding government is putting in place security measures for the thousands of guests expected to attend the Fair from within and outside the country.

“We don’t have any worrisome security situation in Lagos State. There is nowhere in the world where they don’t have security issue. With all the security issue in Brazil, the 2014 World Cup has not been postponed. And in few days, the country will witness massive influx of people. And in Lagos, all the previous editions there have never been any serious security challenge. I can assure you that we will beef up security in that axis, as any responsible government will do whenever it is expecting a huge turnout of people in an event.

“The first responsibility of the state government is to ensure that there is adequate security for life and property. And we will definitely no shy away from that. In this year’s EXPO there will be no different,” he added.

The Governor’s aide also noted that the state government has put in place some policies aimed at boosting industrial and commercial growth in the state.

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