Lagos Chamber of Commerce sets for ECOWAS Integration roundtable

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Lagos Chamber of Commerce sets for ECOWAS Integration roundtable

By Blessing Chioma

The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, LCCI, a leading voice in the organised private sector, OPS, in Nigeria, has concluded plans to hold a roundtable on ECOWAS integration and challenges faced by Nigerian traders in Ghana.

The programme aims at providing enlightenment to prospective and existing entrepreneurs, empower stakeholders with Information as well as tools that would foster  their individual and corporate understanding, thereby contributing meaningfully to trade among member states.

The Stakeholders’ Forum, according to LCCI, is scheduled to hold on October 31, 2018 at Commerce House, 1, Idowu Taylor Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.

The Director General of LCCI, Mr. Muda Yusuf,  said, “We need to recognise the reality and inevitability of globalisation as economic activities become increasingly borderless. No nation could truly survive in isolation. As the largest economy in Africa, Nigeria’s trade policies and relations must be sustainable in the long-term interest of the country. It is imperative for member-States of ECOWAS to demonstrate commitment to the spirit of economic integration in the sub-region.”

Yusuf further stressed that, “The event hopes to have in attendance government officials and leadership of key industry regulatory agencies such as the Ghana Minister of Trade and Industry; Ghana High Commissioner to Nigeria and the Federation of West Africa Chamber of Commerce and Industry, also expected in attendance are Nigeria Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Trade and Investment, Nigeria-Ghana Business Council and National Association of Nigeria Traders and the Organised Private Sector.

LCCI is the premier chamber of commerce in Nigeria. Founded in 1888 and incorporated in 1950 as a non-profit making organisation, LCCI opposes legislative or other measures affecting trade, Industry, commerce and agriculture.

The Chamber has over 2,000 registered members and it is well known for its annual ‘Lagos International Trade Fair’  launched in 1977.

 

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