The Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) has announced the closure of its operations for the year from Thursday December 17, 2020.
The Director-General of the Chamber, Ms Victoria Akai disclosed this during the end of year staff meeting on Thursday at the ACCI Secretariat in Abuja.
She stated that the Chamber officially closed its operations for the year on Thursday and will be resuming on Monday January 11, 2021 for a new year.
While commending staff of the various Centres, Departments and the Secretariat in General for their hard work and dedication to work in 2020 despite challenges of COVID-19 restrictions, the DG tasked the members of staff to double their efforts in the coming year.
Ms Akai who stated that the chamber had a seamless presidential transition from Prince Adetokunbo Kayode to Alhaji AlMujtaba Gumi, noted that Prince Kayode’s tenure significantly transformed and changed the face of chamber in three years.
“There has been a significant transition. Thanks to President Al-Mujtaba Gumi, who came in and is gladly riding on the successes recorded of the previous President. But without all of us here, those successes wouldn’t have happened” she stated.
She urged the staff to make 2021 better using the already established foundation.
“So as we are going for the break, let us start thinking of how we are going to implement our plans for 2021, how to make the chamber more of a success and by this time next year I hope that we will say we have doubled our income, doubled our performance and they cannot rate us anymore as a chamber of commerce because are above rating. We can do it, it is based on what we have been delivering” she said.
“I want to enjoin us to support the new president, let us help him to make the chamber better and help him succeed. In three years may he say that he couldn’t have worked with a better team” she added.