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, is set to hold a Stakeholders’ Forum on African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) aimed at providing a platform for private sector stakeholders to deliberate on the trade agreement in line with global best practice.
The Stakeholders’ Forum, according to LCCI, is scheduled to hold on Thursday 24th May, 2018 at Commerce House, 1, Idowu Taylor Street, Victoria Island, Lagos by 10am.
Muda Yusuf, Director General of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) said: “We need ti recognize the reality and inevitability of globalization as economic activities become increasingly borderless. No nation can truly survive in isolation. As the largest economy in Africa, Nigeria’s trade policies and relations must be sustainable and in the long-term interest of the country.”
Yusuf further stressed that, “The outcome of the deliberations at the forum will form a basis for a private sector advocacy engagement on the agreement with key stakeholders and relevant agencies of government.”
Yusuf also emphasized that Seasoned Professionals, Business leaders and top Public-Sector Officials will be available to dialogue with participants at the event. There would also be a keynote address by the Director General/ Chief Negotiator, Nigerian Office for Trade Negotiation, Ambassador Chiedu Osakwe.