The National Association of Chambers of Commerce and Industry Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA) on Thursday, adopted the 4 centers of the Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) as national centers.
The centers which are; the Abuja Trade Center (ATC), Business Entrepreneurship Skills and Technology Center (BEST), Dispute Resolution Center (DRC), and the Policy Advocacy Centre (PAC) were adopted at the 2021 1st Quarterly Council Meeting of the NACCIMA in Abuja.
The President of ACCI Dr. Al-Mujtaba Abubakar during his remarks, made the proposal for NACCIMA to adopt the Centers as national centers.
The 1st Deputy President of the Chamber, Chief Emeka Obegolu who also raised the motion during the meeting, urged the council members to incorporate the centers and give them the national outlook that they deserves.
“I propose that this council adopt these centers as NACCIMA centers for enhancing the work of this centers” he said.
The motion which was unanimously adopted elevated the ACCI centres into national policy, dispute resolution, trade and training centres of the umbrella body of chambers of Commerce and Industry in Nigeria.
The ACCI first Deputy President while raising the motion also used the occasion to invite NACCIMA to the inauguration dinner of Dr. Al-Mujtaba Abubakar as the 11th President of the ACCI.
“Madam President, I rise to inform the council that on the 25th of March 2021 the ACCI will be holding an inauguration dinner in honor of Dr. Al-Mujtaba Abubakar as the president of ACCI. We invite all members of council to join ACCI on the 25th of march 2021 at the EXPO hall for the inaugural dinner” he said.
The Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry was established in August of 1986 as a Company Limited by Guarantee with the principal objective of promoting economic and industrial development within the FCT in particular and Nigeria in general.
Its BEST center was founded for capacity development of the business community through various activities, while the ATC promotesvtrade and support businesses of members Abuja Trade Centre.
The Policy Advocacy Centre PAC, also called the think-tank for the Chamber helps in advocating for better economic and social safety nets and conduct various programmes on pro-business policy advocacy.
The DRC was established to resolve certain disputes arising from labor, employment, industrial relations, workplace, etc, between parties using the process of mediation and/or conciliation. The Centre uses mediation and/or conciliation technique(s) to assist parties resolve their dispute and arrive at a mutually acceptable agreement In a less costly, faster and efficient manner.