Made-in-Ikorodu Business Directory, a compilation of information of businesses in Ikorodu, would be presented to the public on Monday, November 11, by eminent government officials, captains of industry and royal fathers.
The Special Adviser to the Governor of Lagos State on Budget and Economic Planning, Mr Adebayo Sodade, according to a release by the organisers, would chair the occasion while the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Primero Transport Nigeria Limited, the operators of Lagos Blue BRT buses, Mr Fola Tinubu, is the Chief Launcher.
The Ayangbure of Ikorodu, Oba Kabir Adewale Shotobi, would be the royal father at the event which is part of the 2019 Ikorodu-Oga Day Celebration which kicked off today.
The Made-in-Ikorodu Marketplace Directory publication is the initiative of Ikorodu Oga Radio, Nigeria’s first online community radio, in partnership with the Ikorodu-Oga Development Association (IKODASS).
According to a release by the organisers, Otunba Ganiyu Abiru, Chairman of IKODASS, and the Chief Host of the event, stated that ‘Made-in-Ikorodu Business Directory’ is a product of IKODASS’s commitment towards the development of Ikorodu.
“We are leaving no stone unturned to ensure we have a successful event on Monday. The Made-in-Ikorodu Marketplace Directory highlights IKODASS commitment towards an all-round development of Ikorodu community, through the annual Ikorodu Oga Day celebration.
“When we came on board in 2017, we started giving themes to every annual Ikorodu Oga Day celebration. This is meant to demonstrate our determination to take the annual event beyond cultural displays and merry making to a celebration that adds value to the economic progress and development of Ikorodu. The production of this directory, Ikorodu Trade Expo, and other initiatives are some of the practical steps towards achieving this goal’, he said.
The public presentation event would be, held at the Main Hall of the Ikorodu Ultra-Modern Town Hall.
Other dignitaries expected at the event include Hon Babajimi Benson, Hon S.O.B Agunbiade, Hon Saka Solaja, all Executive Chairmen of LG and LCDAs, Corporate Executives and private individuals.
Meanwhile, the Ikorodu mini-trade expo, another business initiative geared towards the promotion of small businesses in Ikorodu and which is also part of the activities of the annual Ikorod-Oga Day Celebration, commenced on Saturday at the Ikorodu town hall.
The expo, which avails entrepreneurs, producers, investors and others the opportunity to showcase their products, goods, services and other initiatives and also interface with existing and prospective customers would be held through out the weeklong annual celebration.