DG NACCIMA, Ayoola Olukanni, signing the MOU.
By Barnabas Esiet.
The Nigerian Global Business Forum (NGBF), an umbrella organisation for Nigerian business fora across the world including the UK, USA, Ireland, Austria and the Caribbean, has agreed to partner the Nigeria Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture(NACCIMA), on a wide range of activities such as the development of Industrial parks, organisation of workshops, exhibitions, conferences, trade missions, policy advocacy and many more.
In a statement, the 2nd Deputy President of NACCIMA, Dele Oye, said the partnership would enhance healthy exchange of ideas and commercial interface between both organisations to the benefit of the country.
“The strategic partnership between NACCIMA and NGBF is an actualization of one of Sarat Iya Aliyu’s principle objectives for her tenure as National President of NACCIMA, which is to drive development through a network of national and international businesses.” The statement read.
For his part, President of NGBF, Afolabi Andu, said the partnership would facilitate Nigeria’s economic growth and ensure sustainability through the strategic involvement of both institutions.
“This is in line with our strategy of systematically and deliberately working towards the development of formidable Nigerian brands through our strategic partnership” Andu noted.
President of NGBF, Afolabi Andu, signing the MOU
“With oil price hovering around $30 per barrel and the country in another recession technically, there’s no better time for diversification into non-oil sectors of the economy for GDP growth.” He added.
According to the statement, the meeting leading to the ratification of MOU for the partnership via online webinar was attended by NACCIMA team led by the 2nd Deputy President who represented the National President, Iya Aliyu.
The Director General of NACCIMA, Ayoola Olukanni, signed the agreement on behalf of NACCIMA while the 2nd Deputy President stood as witness.
NACCIMA was established in 1960 to provide advocacy, trade promotion, business development, capacity building, research and mediation on trade and investments in the country.
Currently the organisation has well over five thousand registered members across Nigeria.