27 August, 2020; Lagos, Nigeria: The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), the premier Chamber of Commerce and a leading voice of the organised private sector (OPS) in Nigeria has concluded plans to host a virtual conference on Federal Government’s economic interventions and the way forward for the economy. The conference, according to LCCI, is to facilitate robust discussions and deliberations on the various interventions of government meant to stimulate the economy and alleviate the adverse impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on businesses in Nigeria. As part of its public policy advocacy and engagement initiative, the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry is organising the event in partnership with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) with the aim to proffer solutions and measures to steer the economy towards a positive growth path.
The conference, which is billed to hold on Tuesday 1st September, 2020 at 10:00am, would be hosted virtually on Zoom platform. The event is expected to bring together economic analysts and major players in the organised private sector spanning various sectors of the economy. The Conference would also seek to highlight desirable policies and propose strategies that businesses can adopt to preserve and grow investments. The Forum will bring together captains of Industry, leaders of the private sector, as well as members of the diplomatic corps to deliberate on issues bothering on the economy, as they relate to the economic interventions of the present administration.
According to Muda Yusuf, Director General of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) “This initiative from the Chamber is in furtherance of its public policy advocacy. The Chamber believes that through engagements such as this, the government and the organised private sector can identify and address issues affecting the growth of our economy with a view to proffering long-lasting solutions to them. He added that, the way out of the present economic and prevailing social crises for Nigeria is collaborative engagements such as this, because there cannot be real economic growth without the government working in close collaboration with the private sector.”
Yusuf also hinted that the event would feature Dr. Andrew Nevin, Chief Economist, PwC; Mr. Taiwo Oyedele, West Africa Tax Leader, PwC and Dr. Ayo Teriba, Chief Executive Officer, Economic Associates as Keynote Speakers. While the President of the Chamber, Mrs. Toki Mabogunje will be the Chief Host.
The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry is the premier chamber of commerce in Nigeria. Founded in 1888 and incorporated in 1950 as a non-profit making organisation, the LCCI promotes, supports or opposes legislative or other measures affecting trade, Industry, commerce and agriculture. The LCCI has over 2,000 registered members and is well known for its annual “Lagos International Trade Fair” which was launched in 1977.
For more information, visit: www.lagoschamber.com