The secretariat of the Agritech Nigeria Osun 2019 is wearing a new-look following the organisers intensifying preparation for the event, which holds from 26-28 March, 2019 at the Osogbo Township Stadium, State of Osun.
Agritech Nigeria Osun 2019 is an international exhibition and conference on agriculture, farm machineries, crop science, dairy, poultry, water technology, livestock equipment, agriculture processing technologies and environmental control.
The event is being organized by the Government of the State of Osun, Fesco Agalu Enterprises Nigeria Limited, Kenes Exhibition of Israel, organiser of Agritech Israel in the last 20 years and SIFAX Group of Companies.
PM EXPRESS’ check at the secretariat of the event situated at 104 Gbodofon, besides Aregbe House, Gbongan-Ibadan Road, Osogbo at the weekend revealed that both workers and some of the senior staff of Fesco Agalu Enterprises Nigeria Limited, the main organiser of the Agritech Nigeria Osun 2019, have been busy working round the clock to ensure that the secretariat is packaged to a taste befitting an international event.
Mrs. Funmilayo Osonde, the Director of Logistics of the event told PM EXPRESS that a big banner, which was designed by a renowned printing firm in Abuja, has been displayed at a vantage position at the front of the secretariat as part of making the event visible to the people. She said some other publicity strategies will soon be deployed.
“The display of the banner was a fall out of the advertisement we ran on some local radio stations in the State of Osun. The jingle was run for some days. As the advertisement was going on, we have been receiving a lot of calls with people enquiring about the event, seeking to know where our office is situated and how they can register as visitors to participate in the conference especially the Youth Agricultural Empowerment Scheme which will qualify successful people to get some grants to start a farm business of their own,” said Mrs Osonde, who has a number of years experience in both the public and private sectors in Nigeria.
She further disclosed that the secretariat of Agritech Nigeria Osun 2019 in Osogbo must be in good shape before the inspection visit of the representative of Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Nigeria, Ms. Olena Nedryhailo, who has been mandated by the Ambassador of Ukraine to Nigeria, Dr. Valerii Aleksandruk to come to Osogbo for inspection of the proposed venue of the agric. trade show, Osogbo Stadium, hotels and hold talks with the top officials of the Government of the State of Osun.
“This will be an important visit to Osogbo in January after the New Year holiday. Ukraine Embassy is bringing a large number of agricultural and agro-allied companies to the Agritech Nigeria event. We understood from the Ambassador that the Ukrainian Government will hold a trade show in Lagos early March next year, the same month we are holding our event. The Ambassador has informed that the plan they are having is to ensure that all companies that will come for the Lagos event are mobilised and registered for the Agritech Nigeria Osun 2019 which holds few days after their event.
“This is a big plus for us to have many Ukrainian companies at the Agritech Nigeria event, hence the visit of the representative of the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry to Osogbo for this physical inspection.
“Ambassadors and High Commissioners of some foreign countries in Nigeria have been meeting the new Governor of the state, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola because of the Agritech Nigeria to have firsthand information about the event. The beauty of these meeting is that the envoys are also discussing other areas of economic relationships with the Governor for them to bring huge investments to the state.
“This shows that even before the Agritech Nigeria Osun 2019 is held, the State of Osun and the people have begun to reap the fruits of hosting this international agro technology exhibition and conference. This is our joy that whatever we are doing should add values to the people. The government and the people of the state are the most beneficial of Agritech Nigeria Osun 2019 because a lot of economic activities will hold before, during and after the three day event in March. The multiplier effects of the Agritech Nigeria event cannot be quantifiable,” Mrs Osonde said.