OFFICIAL STATEMENT

OFFICIAL STATEMENT

Every day in the past weeks, we have observed the active development around COVID-19 and continued to monitor its impact on our ability to stage a successful exhibition.

Initially, we had hoped that moving the event from April to a later date in the year would have allowed enough time for the respective health and global authorities to get ahead of the pandemic, but since then, we still await a huge milestone.

Today in Nigeria, despite the easing of the lockdown, we face interstate and international travel bans, closure of borders, curfews, social distancing and indefinite ban on large gatherings and there is currently no end in sight.

Also, we understand the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in your company. Some companies have told us about declining sales they are being faced with, others have either stopped production or reduced working hours together with reduced staff strength.

Following careful observation of the situation and due consultations with our stakeholders and partners, It is for reasons of your health, our ability to plan/execute a seemingly successful event, and high expectations of returns from your end, that we have made the decision to roll over to next year.

We are also actively ensuring that your business is being promoted via this platform and other digital networking platforms.

We remain convinced that direct, person-to-person contact is irreplaceable and we already look forward to an amazing EQUIPMENT & MANUFACTURING WEST AFRICA 2021- together with you.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch should you have any questions or require further information.

Thank you immensely for understanding at this trying time.

For more information on Covid-19 please visit: www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus

Joseph Oru

Project Director | Equipment & Manufacturing West Africa

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