NBCC strategizes to increase trade ties between Nigeria, UK

MR. AKIN OLAWORE<br />President and Chairman of Council, NBCC

The Nigerian British Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) has unveiled new plans to improve trade and investment between both countries.

According to the chamber, key issues of interest to the two countries have been identified and would be addressed in the course of the year.

Speaking at the NBCC 39th general meeting held recently in Lagos, the president of the Chamber, Akin Olawore identified key issues the chamber would be focusing on in the coming year to ensure that its goals are met.

Some of the issues, according to him include, improving relationship with the Commonwealth, other Chambers and similar organizations such as the Institute of Directors (IoD), increasing relevance to all levels of membership, bringing in the next generation of business people and young entrepreneurs; and improving committee effectiveness.

“We pledged to create value for members and enhance membership benefits. I am happy to report that the Chamber has achieved great strides towards fulfilling this pledge.

We also took advantage of the CBF to participate in a UK-Nigeria Trade & Investment Summit organized by NIPC at the London Stock Exchange” he said.

As part of the strategic approaches, Olawore said the chamber has signed some strategic partnerships, some of which include, affiliation with the British Chamber of Commerce, an MoU with the Scottish Chambers of Commerce for partnership in the Agricultural, Oil & Gas and other sectors, strategic partnership with the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC), among others.

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