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All is set for a bank to open for business at the Mandilas International Trade Centre (MITC), Lagos International Trade Fair Complex, Badagry Expressway.
In an executive interview with the President of the Centre, Chief Anthony Amechi Okeke (Ezekwueche Aguleri) on Thursday in his office, he revealed that “the bank in question has already designed and painted its office complex and is currently making last preparations to open its doors for traders and customers at the Mandilas complex.”
Continuing, he further revealed that his administration, in order to maintain seamless telecommunications in the market, has sealed understanding with MTN Nigeria to build a gigantic mast within the market.
He noted that bringing banks and making sure that network is sound within the complex were some of his electoral promises during his campaign for second term and he is about delivering on them even less than 100 days in office for the second term.
Okeke also told our correspondent that the market recently won award as the best organised market in Lagos State and not only that the market has been winning laurels’ due to the level of leadership sanity, safety and security.
Aside attracting more business enhancing infrastructures, the Okeke administration has stepped up advertisement of the market to Lagosians and the West African international traders alike.
He said “At our main gate, as soon as you are approaching it, you will see a new sign-post showing what we are dealing on in pictures. The essence of the new sign-post is to guide new traders, who do not know our exact location within the trade fair complex.”
“You know that we are the largest fashion and allied materials market in Lagos and the West African sub-region and as such, my administration is making everything possible to take the market to the highest level of excellence.
He revealed further that since late last year, more and more traders and business operators dealing on fashion and allied wares are coming in to take shops and that has made the market to grow both in business owners and customers.
According to him, “We are also taking all Covid-19 protocols serious in the market. As can observe while entering, you will see members of the Covid-19 taskforce coordinating affairs and directing people entering the market to wash their hands and wear their face masks.”
Continuing, he advised traders who are yet to pick up shops in the market to do so as there are few remaining shops due to massive rush as the market is gaining business momentum.
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