The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), the premier chamber of commerce in Nigeria marks its 135 years of existence, saying it has impacted businesses through policy advocacy, trade promotion, advisory, and network opportunities.
Speaking at the event on Wednesday, Michael Olawale-Cole, president of LCCI, said its 135 years of business advocacy and value creation had made a series of positive impacts on the economy.
“I am proud to say that the chamber during the past 13 decades has remained the leading voice of the organised private sector in Nigeria. We have regularly maintained consultations on policies and measures affecting business and the economy with our time-tested approaches,” he added.
According to Olawale-Cole, LCCI has over thousands of members, up from 14 members when it started, and 26 sectoral groups, demonstrating our comprehensive coverage of the economy.
In April, the chamber partnered with Providus Bank to grow and improve Small and Medium Enterprises through entrepreneurship training. It received a grant worth N10 million from the bank for entrepreneurship studies.