The Chairman of Yoruba Tennis Club, Mr. Olawunmi Agbaje, has urged women to promote Nigerian and African products. He said this is necessary to create employment and promote commerce.
Agbaje spoke at the weekend while declaring open the 4th Naija Fair tagged: “Afro-Naija Expo 2019,” with the theme: Promoting Indigenous African Products.
It was organised by the Ladies Wing of the Yoruba Tennis Club and held at the club house in Lagos.
Agbaje, who hailed the ladies wing of the club for its initiatives in supporting the male members in stimulating commerce in the state and contributing its quota to the development of the state and country, said it would be an added advantage if the group could intensify efforts at promoting indigenous African products, which would assist the state and the country commercial-wise.
He said: “Let me commend the Yoruba Tennis Club, Ladies Wing, for their initiatives in organising a trade fair like this every year with different titles that will stimulate our women to be more active and relevant. I will not fail to advise you to intensify efforts at further promoting indigenous African products, which will further stimulate commerce in the state and Nigeria in general.”
The wing’s Chairperson, Mrs. Titilola Agbaje, said “this fourth edition of the fair has something for everyone.”
She added: “The fair was conceived in 2016 by the Ladies Wing comprising the spouses of members of the club as one of the events to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the club.”
Mrs. Agbaje said this year’s edition is targeted at promoting all ranges of indigenous African products, thus creating a bridge between manufacturers, their products and consumers.
The Chairperson, Planning Committee for the 2019 Fair, Mrs. Omotunde Lawson, thanked the committee members for making this year’s exhibition a success.