The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Thursday inducted a total of 142 new members into its fold.
The President, LCCI, Babatunde Ruwase, during the induction in Lagos, expressed satisfaction that the interest in the membership of the chamber was increasing.
Ruwase He said, “In the last two years, the chamber has admitted about 500 new corporate members. This is a tribute to the growing profile of the Lagos chamber and the hard work of our membership and welfare committee.
He reminded the new intakes of the objectives of the chamber such as the promotion and protection of the interest of its members and the business community through public policy advocacy; creation and facilitation of commercial and industrial opportunities; provision of business development service and observance of highest standard of business ethics.
He said, “As businessmen and women, we have obligations which transcend profit making. We should pay adequate attention to integrity in our business transactions and practices. I therefore enjoin you all to be committed to the ideals of high ethical standards and responsible corporate citizenship. Indeed, the chamber has a code of business ethics to which all members are to subscribe.”
He expressed confidence that with the active participation of the new members in activities of the chamber, their businesses would derive immense benefits that would impact positively on the profitability and brand visibility.
In his welcome address, the Chairman, Membership and Welfare Committee, LCCI, Mr Soboma Ajumogobia, said following the mandate of the president to expand the membership base of the chamber, the committee had embarked on membership recruitment programme which yielded very positive results.