Jonathan tasks chambers of commerce on business climate
By FRANKLIN ALLI & NAOMI UZOR
President Goodluck Jonathan, on Thursday, called on the chambers of commerce in the country to work closely with the National Competitiveness Council to improve Nigeria’s business environment.
The National Competitiveness Council is a private-sector led council charged with the mandate of enhancing Nigeria’s competitiveness by proposing policy recommendations that will create an economy that attracts domestic and foreign investments without focusing on, or benefitting any specific interest group or sector.
President Jonathan made the call when he declared opened the 26th edition of the Lagos International Trade Fair taking place at the main bowl of the Tafawa Balewa Square, in the State.
Represented by the Minister of Trade and Investment, Olusegun Aganga, he said: “I look forward to seeing the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry and all other Chambers working with the National Competitiveness Council to improve our business environment,” he said.
Jonathan commended the leadership of LCCI for their effort in organising and sustaining the fair over the years.