Chief Emeka Obegolu, SAN, President, Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI)

ACCI’s new president commits to business ease, infrastructure devt.

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By Lucy Ogalue

The newly-elected President of the Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI), Chief Emeka Obegolu, says his administration will ensure infrastructure development and ease of business in the country.

Obegolu said this at the 33rd Annual General Meeting (AGM) and inauguration of the newly elected officials of the chamber on Thursday in Abuja.

“As we move forward, our focus will be on Improving our value proposition, encouraging participatory membership, infrastructural development, professionalising our secretariat and repositioning our brand.

“We will also focus on legislative and Policy advocacy, ease of doing business and expanding market opportunities.

“As we stand at this juncture, let us unite with optimism, determination, and a shared sense of purpose. ACCI has an illustrious past, and together, we will script an even brighter future.

“I am honoured to lead as your President and eagerly anticipate collaborating with each of you to realise our collective vision of a thriving business community in Abuja,” Obegolu said.

While expressing appreciation for the honour of leading as the 12th President of the chamber, Obegolu urged for cooperation from members and stakeholders in carrying out his mandate.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Mr Agabaidu Jideani was elected as Director-General, Prof. Adesoji Adesugba climbed the ladder to become the 1st Deputy President.

At the same time, Dr Aliyu Hong emerged as the 2nd Deputy President of ACCI.

Earlier, the outgoing President, Dr Abubakar Al-Mujtaba, urged that the same passion, sacrifice and unalloyed loyalty given to him would be extended to the incoming officials.

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According to him, the chamber recorded remarkable achievements under his watch due to strategic planning, unalloyed vision and unwavering commitment to the goals and objectives of his administration.

While listing the achievements recorded over the past years, he said the chamber consistently progressed in value and impact.

Al-Mujtaba reiterated the 2024 national outlook of the Federal Government while expressing optimism that the incoming officials of the chamber would support this drive.

“I do not doubt that the incoming President and his team will support the Federal Government through advocacy.

“To ensure that policies and programmes of government are designed towards supporting businesses and consequently improve the lives of the citizens,” he said.

Similarly, the outgoing Director-General, Victoria Akai, expressed hope that the new officials would leverage established partnerships and collaborations to ensure a conducive environment for thriving businesses.

Akai also urged them to explore new opportunities and initiatives that will deliver better services to members and contribute to the development of Nigeria’s economy. (NAN)(

Edited by Bashir Rabe Mani

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