By Naomi Uzor

LAGOS—The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, LCCI, yesterday, disclosed that it has elected Mrs. Nike Akande, as President, to steer the ship of the foremost Chamber for the next two years.

The Director General, LCCI, Mr. Muda Yusuf, in a statement said this followed the expiration of Alhaji Remi Bello’s tenure of office, after two years service.

“Akande emerged as President after a duly conducted election at the Chamber’s 127th Annual General Meeting held on Thursday, December 3, 2015 at the Commerce House, Lagos.”

Mrs. Nike Akande, a two-time Minister of Industry in Nigeria, is an astute boardroom executive who has served the Chamber previously in various capacities such as Deputy President, Vice President, Chairperson, Public Affairs Committee, Chairperson, Financial & General Purposes Committee among others,” he said

Muda Yusuf also added that, “Indeed, we are very pleased as Chief Nike Akande, assumes the role of President of the LCCI. As a Council Member and a key Officer of the Chamber, she has brought her extensive knowledge and experience to bear and has provided inspirational leadership and direction to the success of the Chamber. Her election will ensure and enhance the Chamber’s role as leading advocate of best business policy and practice, with the view to promoting and protecting the interest of its members and the business community at large.”

Akande is set to be formally inaugurated as President of the Chamber on Saturday 5th  December, 2015 at an Investiture Ceremony billed to hold at the Grand Ball Room of Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.

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