A wide range of business products have been on show at the 5th "Expo Africa trade exhibition in Lagos Nigeria.
GV EXTERIOR: Eko Hotel Lagos, Nigeria
SV: Sign outside hotel "Welcome to Expo Africa 80"
CU PULL BACK TO GV INTERIOR: USA - "USA - Arco Solar"
SV PULL BACK TO GV Electronic telecommunication equipment
GV AND SVs: Radio communications transmission equipment on display (2 shots)
GV: Visitors milling round stands at Expo
SV: Visitors looking at stand with food mincing machines etc.
GV TILT DOWN TO SV Poster "Ajalyn Shoe Limited" TILT DOWN TO salesman showing shoes to visitors
GV: Poster reading "Jori Construction and Agriculture"
CU, CU PULL OUT TO GV: "LION" refuse dumper truck in action.
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Background: A wide range of business products have been on show at the 5th "Expo Africa trade exhibition in Lagos Nigeria. It was the latest exhibition of its type to be held in Africa by I.C.Expo Limited, a member of International Communications, the publishers of African Business, new African and Nigeria Newsletter.
SYNOPSIS: About four thousands people visited the exhibition which the Nigerians hoped would promote their country's export trade. Arco Solar, an American company, was one of sixty exhibitors and they displayed what's described as the "first family of remote power" --solar modules which convert the sun's radiant energy to electricity. A comprehensive range of electronic communications equipment was among the displays which varied from medicine to agriculture, and from banking to hotels and catering. The expo also included a conference called Nigeria in the Eighties which covered the country's future development.
The year nineteen-ninety has been set by the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation for African countries to achieve self-sufficiency in food. Ten years, however, is too distant for Nigeria, which contains a quarter of Africa's population. The government is determined to revitalize its agriculture within five years.
Nigeria is the largest trading market in black Africa. Its new and booming economy is built almost entirely on the dollars it earns from the production of oil and it is now planning a major expansion in its domestic oil processing industry.