President of Port Harcourt Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (PHCCIMA), Chief Nabil Saleh has said the chamber will continue to open itself to strategic collaborations and partnerships that will add value to member businesses, stimulate the local economy and help achieve the overall policy thrust of the present administration.
The PHCCIMA boss made this declaration when a delegation from the Institute of Export Promotion and Management, (IEOM) paid him a courtesy call in his office in Port Harcourt.
He said the chamber is entrenching a new dynamism that will see her emerge as the first e-chamber of commerce in the country, a one-stop shop for all federal agencies and strategic institutions domiciled in the chamber and put in place trade groups that will serve as the engine room for actualizing some of the core objectives of the present administration, where every member is involved.
He assured the delegation that the chamber will work closely with the Institute of Export Promotion and Management, especially in the, are of training, building the capacity of staff, members and students and showing the pathways to the various processes in the export business.
Earlier, the Executive Secretary of IEOM, Mr. Ofon Udofia had congratulated the PHCCIMA President on his election with other excos, commending him on the peaceful transition, quality and gender-balanced composition of exco.
He said the visit was premised on the need to collaboratively engender more value for the Port Harcourt Chamber of Commerce, via the instrumentality and partnership of the Institute of export operations and management IEOM.
According to him, “Mr. President the institute is a willing tool which the chamber can use to avail itself of opportunities in value chain training, capacity building, International trade and helping exporters to be more acquainted with the fundamentals and various processes in the export business, product standardization, and packaging among others”.
“We are here to partner with the chamber in training staff, members and to leverage on PHCCIMA’s relationship with various institutions to train University graduates on special export skills and make them self employable”, he was quoted as saying.
PHCCIMA Second Deputy President, Dr Chinyere Nwoga was in attendance with its Director General, Mr. Erasmus Chukunda.