Member Updates: Former Minister Adetokunbo Kayode Steps in as ACCI President
29 Jan 2018

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Expectations are high with the stepping in of a former Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Prince Adetokunbo Kayode, as the President of the Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI), writes Ndubuisi Francis.


His pedigree has elevated expectations to the zenith that this one-time minister who held various portfolios would bring his versatility to bear in taking the sector to enviable heights.

He was at a time the Minister of Culture and Tourism; Labour and Productivity, Minister of Defence as well as the Attorney General and Minister of Justice.


With his wealth of experience, it is trite to conclude that this would define the direction the chamber will follow.


He said, “I will use the experience as a citizen who has served the federal government of Nigeria to its full capacity. Considering the roles I have played in the private sector, it will help elevate the chamber to higher height.”


The Abuja Chamber of Commerce was established in August of 1986 as a company limited by guarantee with the principal object of promoting economic and industrial development within the FCT in particular and Nigeria in general. It is a non-partisan, non-sectarian, member-funded organisation solely representing the common interests of the business community and focused primarily on putting the interest of businesses in the FCT first.  The Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry is one of the earliest members of SRCIC.


Presently, the chamber has formed alliances with business leaders, trade associations, sister chambers, government agencies, and foreign embassies to accomplish its goals of enhancing the sustainable growth and development of businesses in the FCT. The mission of the chamber is to represent and serve members as well as support the development of our national economy. Membership of the chamber is open to registered companies which meet the its stringent conditions for good corporate citizenship.


The vision of ACCI is to be the foremost chamber of commerce in Nigeria, with the key objective of making it more accessible to local businesses while increasing membership.


According to Kayode, “This is a major priority in our future plans. We continually strive to improve the level of service. Our strategic direction and key objective is to make the chamber more accessible to local businesses and giving local businesses assurance that they are part of proactive organisation. ”


He promised to support every move by the council to deepen the horizon of economic activities among several players across the various sectors of the economy and nations.


Source: Official website of Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry