ACCI Urges Govt. to Adopt Chamber of Commerce as Platform for Financial Intervention
By: Sophia Okiasi
The Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry has called on Government at all levels to adopt Chambers of Commerce in the country as platforms for disbursing its financial intervention to businesses nationwide.
The President Alhaji Al-Mujtaba Abubakar (FCA) stated this on Thursday 25th February 2021 at the Annual General Meeting (AGM)of Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture, NACCIMA held at Abuja Trade and Convention Center.
The President, also said that Government must act decisively to transform her agencies into facilitators rather than regulators of businesses;
Government must also aggressively enforce ease of doing business across the sectors; and Government must institute a voluntary request for all companies through the Corporate Affairs Commission to belong to a Chamber of Commerce of their choice.
Alhaji Al-Mujtaba also encouraged the chamber movement to up her game emphasizing that there is need to build and reinforce required infrastructure for advocacy, training, business promotion and dispute resolution.
“It is in that line that ACCI has created four functioning centers including the Business, Entrepreneurship, Skill and Technology Centre (BEST), the Policy Advocacy Centre (PAC), the Dispute Resolution Centre (DRC) and the Abuja Trade Center (ATC)” he said.
“We at the ACCI offers NACCIMA the above bodies for upgrade as national centers. Considering the location of ACCI and her infrastructure, such adoption will serve Nigerian chamber movement on policy advocacy, skill training, dispute resolution among others” he added.
The ACCI President also said that ACCI was honoured to host the assembly stating that NACCIMA is the bedrock of the robust economic revival processes in Nigeria.
He further noted that the event is significant for him as it coincides with his assumption as President of ACCI.