International Relations

The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry is a front line institution in governmental relations at the State and Federal Government levels. With over a century of representing the interest of businesses, the LCCI through its government related activities strengthens Public Private Partnership in the country. Every year, the LCCI holds meetings with State Governors, Ministers, the Presidency, Government Agencies and Institutions to discourse on ways of improving the Business Environment in Nigeria.
The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry has over the years through its various activities strengthened bilateral relations between Nigeria and its allies. The LCCI maintains good bilateral relations with various embassies and consulates of countries present in Nigeria. Our regular interaction with the heads of diplomatic corps has further strengthened the Nigeria’s economic relations. We have regular interactions with heads of diplomatic missions in the country where we discuss matters of diplomatic and consular concerns.
The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry has very cordial relations and ties with a lot of international institutions. We have ongoing partnerships and projects with institutions like the United States Chamber of Commerce, the United Nations, Industrial Development Organization, the International Chamber of Commerce, the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council, the German Development Agency among others.
The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry is a leading institution in the promotion of bilateral relations between Nigeria and its allies. As part of its drive to strengthen the nation’s economic relations and improve its balance of trade, the LCCI plays host and coordinates trade and business delegations from various part of the world. The LCCI also facilitates trade and business missions to different countries in the world.
As part of its commitment to ensuring the advancement and growth of the Nigerian Private Sector, and promoting public/private sector engagement programmes, the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry initiated the annual LCCI presidential policy dialogue series to deliberate on Nigeria’s policy direction and to identify gaps in the country’s policy formulation and implementation strategies. The dialogue brings together leaders of the Nigerian Private Sector, Foreign and Local Investors as well as Leaders of Developmental Institutions to deliberate on the benefits and challenges of investing and doing business in Nigeria.
The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry initiated this dialogue series to create a platform for stakeholders in the economy to deliberate on the state of security in the country and its effect on the private sector. This Forum which is held annually brings together Security Chiefs, leaders of the private sector as well as members of the diplomatic corps to discuss matters of security and its effect on business. The LCCI believes that through these engagements, the government and private sector can identify and address issues bothering on the security of lives and properties.
The LCCI States Investment Summit was initiated with an objective of providing a bridge between the large pool of investors in Lagos and other states of the federation. It sets a unique platform that offers opportunities for every state to articulate and showcase its investment opportunities, potentials and incentives to investors. It features presentations, seminars, business to business meetings and exhibitions by various participating states.
As part of its International Relations activities, the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry annually hosts a private luncheon with leaders of the diplomatic community in Nigeria. This is in recognition and appreciation of the efforts of the diplomatic community in strengthening economic and diplomatic ties with Nigeria. The LCCI Diplomatic Luncheon is a one on one meeting platform of the diplomatic community with leaders in the business community as well as State and Federal government officials.