The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), the premier Chamber of Commerce and a leading voice in the organised private sector (OPS) in Nigeria, has elected Mr. Babatunde Paul Ruwase as President for the next two years. This followed the expiration of Dr. Mrs. Nike Akande’s tenure, having meritoriously served the Chamber in the same capacity for two years.
Muda Yusuf, Director General of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) said: “Ruwase emerged as President after a duly conducted election at the Chamber’s 129th Annual General Meeting held on Thursday 7th December, 2017 at the Commerce House, 1 Idowu Taylor Street, Victoria Island, Lagos. Mr. Babatunde Paul Ruwase, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, is an astute boardroom guru, who has served the Chamber previously in various capacities such as Deputy President, Vice President, Chairman, LCCI Trade Promotion Board, Chairman, Financial & General Purposes Committee among others.”
Muda Yusuf also added that, “Indeed, we are very pleased as Mr. Babatunde Paul Ruwase, FCA assumes the role of President of the LCCI. As a Council Member and a key Officer of the Chamber, he has brought his extensive knowledge and experience to bear and has provided quality perspectives to deliberations at the Chamber. His election will enhance the Chamber’s role as a leading advocate of best business policy and practice, with the objective of promoting and protecting the interest of its members and the business community at large.”
The investiture of Mr. Babatunde Paul Ruwase, as President of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), is in recognition of his contribution and commitment to the ideals of the Chamber movement, its public policy advocacy and protection of the interests of the Nigerian business community.
Mr. Babatunde Paul Ruwase is set to be formally inaugurated as President of the Chamber on Thursday 7th December, 2017 at an Investiture Ceremony billed to hold at the Grand Ball Room of Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.