NACCIMA seeks collaboration with FG


By Olu AJAYI (Abeokuta)

*Osinbajo (middle) with NACCIMA team during the visit.

NIGERIA: THE Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA) has urged the Federal Government to collaborate with the association to improve the country.

The National President of NACCIMA, Chief (Mrs.) Alaba Lawson, made the plea when she led a delegation of executives and members of the association on a courtesy call on the Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, in Abuja.

Lawson, who is the Iyalode of Egbaland and Yorubaland, also asked the government to stay committed to its promise in ensuring early passage of the 2018 budget by this December.

The NACCIMA new boss was accompanied on the visit by Hajiya Saratu Iya-Aliyu (1st Deputy National President),‎ Alhaji Rufai Mohammed (Patron), National Vice presidents: Alhaji Jani Ibrahim, Alhaji Ahmad Rabiu, Dele Oye, and Dr. (Mrs.) Margaret Ndoma-Egba.

Others include Prince Adetokunbo Kayode, Alhaji Bada, Chief (Mrs.) Adesola Adebutu, Barrister (Mrs.) Margaret Orakwusi and Mrs. Toun Okewale-Sonaiya (the CEO of WFM 91.7‎).

She said that the association would not derail from its role to protect, promote and develop all matters affecting commerce and industry in the country.

The association leader further explained that NACCIMA would continue to also encourage international bilateral business relationships.

*Osinbajo (right) welcoming Lawson to his office.

Lawson explained that NACCIMA remains the umbrella body for all city, state, regional, bilateral, multilateral chambers of commerce and major companies in the country.

“It’s current membership (direct and indirect) is well over 30,000 operating SMEs, MSMEs, large local and multinational companies in all the sectors of Nigeria,” she told Osinbajo.

The Acting President, in his response, said that government was on course with the 2018 budget, stressing that the private sector is critical and key in the development of the country.

He emphasised that in view of this, the association has vital roles to play, hence the significance of consultations with it.

“The business of government is to provide a conducive environment for businesses,” Osinbajo said.

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