Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture, NACCIMA, has distanced self from a report in a national daily, saying it has endorsed PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar’s plan to privatise NNPC.
Reacting, the President of NACCIMA, Mrs. Alaba Lawson, insisted that the body remains apolitical, focusing on promoting and advocating for conducive environment which will promote the activities of the Private Sector.
She states: “This is to clarify that at no time did NACCIMA as a corporate body indicate that the Association is backing a particular candidate.
“The Association remains the voice of the Nigerian Business and the leading national member of the Organized Private Sector, non partisan in the ongoing current political campaign as election draws near.
“NACCIMA remains mainly focused on promoting and advocating for conducive environment which will promote the activities of the Private Sector for inclusive economic growth and development.
“This clarification has become necessary in view of spate of report suggesting that NACCIMA is in support of a political candidate.
“Our position remains promoting what is best for the Nigerian economy and not in support of political candidate contesting for election at all levels.