LCCI set to hold roundtable on impacts of border closure


The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), the premier Chamber of Commerce and a leading voice in the organized private sector (OPS) in Nigeria, is set to hold a roundtable on the border closure and its impacts on businesses viz-a-viz the economy.

This is aimed at examining the effects of the policy on the sectors of economy as well as coming up with sustainable solutions to present to government on the issue.

The roundtable, according to LCCI, is scheduled to hold on Tuesday 18th February, 2020 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, “The roundtable is designed to bring together stakeholders to have a robust conversation and explore multiple scenarios to the issue of cross border trade.

“It is also to properly assess the benefits or otherwise of the closure of the land borders. We seek the collaboration of government in this regard to complement the efforts of the private sector to create wealth and generate employment, by ensuring an enabling environment for businesses to thrive.”

Yusuf further stressed that the event hopes to have in attendance National Security Adviser (NSA), Gen. Babagana Monguno (Rtd.); Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Col. Hameed Ali (Rtd.); Director General of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), Mr. Segun Ajayi-Kadiri; Market Operators from both formal and informal sectors and others, whose operations are directly or indirectly affected by the policy.

The President of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), Mrs. Toki Mabogunje is expected to chair the event.

Photo: Director General, LCCI, Dr. Muda Yusuf.

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