Day 8 -
Highlights Latest Inventions
at the fair ground,
so much like yesterday,
the crowd of visitors was almost uncontrollable. This might be
attributable to the last minute syndrome of
but many people were seen today coming to make their
Christmas and other
shopping. The estimated
visitors today garnered from the sale of tickets
53,000. The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry focused on the
Federal Ministry of Transport, Fortune Bank and Rivers State.
Ironically, the National Union of Railway Workers started a strike
industry action today to vent their anger over the non-payment of 5
months arrears salary. The railway pensioners were not left out of the
strike, as they were owed over 2 years arrears too. It was thus
speculated that the appearance of the Honourable Transport Minister
Chief Ojo Madueke at the fair grounds today will cause some sparks, but
everything was fine as the Minister was well received and honoured.
has become like a carnival ground with people of different shades and
colour present. Since yesterday,
many schools have
used the fair venue as an excursion ground for nursery, primary,
secondary school pupils, even university undergraduates were not left
out as students of the Lagos State University came to the fair ground to
understudy the fair complex design and stand structures for a term
paper. Among the schools present at the fair are: Jubilee College,
Okokomaiko; Perfect Sequence College; Local Government Primary School,
Oriwu College, Ikorodu among others.
ground also afforded some inventors to showcase their inventions.
far the most acknowledged of such creator is one Mr. Paddy Obinna. He is
an accomplished artist, designer and creator. He can be seen at the Imo
State stand explaining to curious parents and visitors about his game.
the last 4 years designing and fine-turning
the game. According to him the game was spurred by the need to address
the decline in Nigeria’s educational sector. In a way this was his
falling academic standard in the country. The game is called ‘Education
Resk-U Game’. Basically, the game seeks
to highlight the striking virtues and invaluable records that literacy
or education brings.
game is meant to draw attention through leisure to the sadness, ills,
joys of hard work and the rewards and lack of it that University
to the average Nigerian. 1-8 people can play the game with a dice just
like the popular Ludo game. Really,
the game has a snake and ladder format with arrows taking up or bringing
down players either for punishment or reward as the case may be. The
game, which has been, laminated for durability cost a meager
at the fair ground and
after the fair. In his determination to reduce the cost of the game, Mr.
import his own printing machines and start the production of the game
major menace at this year's
fair like other
illegal hawkers who evade all security measures to get their goods into
the venue. You can rarely ignore them because they can be seen
starting from the entry gate to all the nooks
of the complex. They sell any good you can mention under the sun,
from toothpastes to slippers, belts, wristwatches, key holders, battery,
sponges, hair relaxers,
shirts, jewelries, CDs, transistor radios, and so forth.