LCCI Holds Forum On African Continental Free Trade Agreement

Member, Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry Trade Promotions
Board, Mrs Bunmi Obadinan; Chairman, LCCI Trade Promotions Board, Mr
Gabriel Idahosa; President, LCCI, Mr Babatunde Ruwase, Vice President,
LCCI, Dr Michael Olawale-Cole, and Head of Economic & Commercial
Bureau, Egyptian Embassy, Lagos, Mohammed Abdullah during the 2018
Lagos International Trade Fair Media Launch organized by LCCI in

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, May 24 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.”

He 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.”

   Director General/ Chief Negotiator, Nigerian Office for Trade Negotiation, Ambassador Chiedu Osakwe, would deliver the kenote address at the event, expected to attract seasoned professionals, business leaders and top public-sector officials who will be available to dialogue with participants at the event.