By Franca Ofili
The Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) says it has signed pacts with chambers of commerce in 21 countries to improve its activities.
Mr Adetoknbo Kayode, President of the chamber said this in Abuja on Monday during the chamber’s 28th Annual General Meeting (AGM).
According to him, some of the countries are China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Yantai Council, Spanish Confederation of Employers Organisation, Casablanca –Settat Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Services, Morocco and Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Kayode said that the chamber had projected to have no fewer than 12 sector-specific fairs and expos in 2019, adding that before 2018, ACCI was only to organise one trade fair.
He said after the last AGM, some positive indications had been recorded while the vision of rebranding the chamber had become a reality.
“Great ideas have materialised, in the beginning there were ideas in the book, today great thoughts standing indisputably in material forms are before all visitors and stakeholders,’’ Kayode said.
He said that the chamber had restructured its administration to excite innovation, encourage new thinking, reduce red tape, enhance efficiency and achieve efficient workforce.
He said the chamber had also built new centres to develop its trade related activities inclding Trade Missions, Trade Expo, Trade Data and Information and Business Development.
He added that the centres would be used to generate funds for the chamber.