By Odogwu Emeka Odogwu
Women from all walks of life thronged the Satellite Town area of Lagos recently when the Women's Wing of the Diocese of Lagos West, Anglican Communion launched the first trade fair within the locality.
The trade fair which took place at the St John's Anglican Church premises was organized by the Mother's Union of the Satellite Town Division of the Anglican Communion.
Food items, including rice, cassava flakes, semovita were sold. Other items displayed at the trade fair were children's foot wears shoes, sandals, slippers, among others, were also on the shelf for women within and outside the locality to buy. Christmas toys, tree, caps, bags, shoes, ear rings, snacks and drinks, among others; were also on display.
The coordinator of the group, Mrs Itunu Adejuwon, said, the aim of the trade fair was to encourage women to interact and network with each other and to encourage the stay-at-home mums to get themselves engaged in one trade or the other. It was also aimed at selling products at cheaper prices,' she said.
She explained further that the platform was created to ensure that business owners, entrepreneurs, as well as petty traders, were satisfied, while buyers got dividends for their money. The trade fair which was the maiden edition, was witnessed by over 100 women from different places within the satellite town.
It was a platform to encourage unity among the women in the Diocese of Lagos West, Anglican Communion, especially Satellite Town for fair participation.