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Dear Distinguished Members,
We recognize and thank you for your unwavering support as the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), the authentic voice of the Organised Private Sector (OPS) clocks 135 – a historical milestone in the annals of the business community in Nigeria.
Founded in 1888, the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry is the Premier Chamber of Commerce in Nigeria. It was incorporated in 1950 as a non-profit making organization, Limited by Guarantee under the Companies Act of 1948. It is the foremost private sector group in Nigeria with over 5, 000 corporate members. It also accounts for an estimated 60% of industrial output, 65% of general commerce, and 75% of financial services in the country.
The primary objective of the Chamber is to promote, support or oppose legislative or other measures affecting trade, industry, commerce, and agriculture. The Chamber represents the opinion of the business community on the above matters and the economy. Over the past decades, LCCI has remained the leading voice of the private sector through its sustained public policy advocacy, stakeholders’ engagement, and trade promotion activities.
In the last 135 years, the Chambers has progressively challenged negative government policies against the business community, proffered solutions to nagging business issues, and advocated more for the interests of its numerous members. We, therefore, ask you to join us as we roll out drums celebrating 135 years of business advocacy and value creation.
To our founding fathers, our commitment to the values of integrity and business ethics you laid the foundation for us shall not be altered. We assure you to pass the baton to the coming generations. May the Spirits of our founding fathers live on.
On behalf of the Executive and Council, it is my honor and privilege to thank you and assure you that we look forward boldly with great confidence and optimism to the next years ahead.
God bless Nigeria!
Asiwaju (Dr) Michael Olawale-Cole, CON, MFR, FNIM, FIoD
President / Chairman of Council
The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI)