LCCI SMEs Group Holds Annual Convention. The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) Small and Medium Enterprises Group is set to hold its annual convention for year 2019. The convention is scheduled to hold Today, Wednesday the 27th of November, 2019 at the LCCI Conference exhibition Centre and the themed of the convention is ‘Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement: Realities for the Nigerian SMEs’’.
Director General of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce (LCCI), Mr. Muda Yusuf said that following the official signing of the agreement by majority of African countries, it has become necessary to identify new opportunities and challenges that may be associated with the new economic realities in the region.
This according to Mr. Yusuf, is essential to ensure sustainability of SMEs investments and assess the competitiveness that may arise as a result of the trade agreement. “The thrust of the convention is to create avenue for opinion sharing on the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) and the attendant benefits and challenges it may impact on businesses in Nigeria, particularly SMEs.” Mr. Yusuf further stressed that, the Small and Medium Enterprises Group is a very active arm of the Chamber known for its constructive engagement on critical issues affecting investment and investors in various sectors of the economy where its members operate. And that the membership of the group cuts across many sectors of the economy, as well as other services companies.”
The Chairman of the Group, Mr. Abiodun Oladapo made known that seasoned professionals, leaders of businesses, top public sector officials and relevant government agencies will be in attendance to discuss the theme.