16 August 2013, Lagos – In furtherance of its strategic objective to increase the local content of its operations in Nigeria, General Electric Company, GE, a global technology leader in energy, healthcare and railway transportation, has hosted a supplier fair in Calabar, Cross River State.
A statement issued in Lagos by the group indicated that the fair, which is the fourth of such events on local and international scenes, is in line with the $1billion investment announcement made by Global CEO, Jeff Immelt, at the beginning of the year when he visited Nigeria.
The fair, which held at the Tinapa Lakeside Hotel, Calabar had in attendance over 200 Nigerian-owned companies. It was a platform for GE to share with local suppliers, financial service companies as well as Cross River state investors, the opportunities that exist for partnership on the Calabar investment project.
President and Chief Executive Officer of General Electric, Nigeria, Dr. Lazarus Angbazo, speaking at the supplier fair, reaffirmed GE’s commitment to being a long-term strategic partner for Nigeria’s economic development and transformation.