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LCCI rallies stakeholders on ECOWAS integration, traders’ crisis


In furtherance of its commitment to strengthening commercial activities in the ECOWAS sub-region, the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), will on Wednesday hold a roundtable on ECOWAS integration and challenges faced by Nigerian traders in Ghana.

A statement by the organized private sector group on the event indicated that it was being organized to enlighten prospective and existing entrepreneurs, empower stakeholders with information and tools that will both foster and deepen their individual and corporate understanding, thereby contributing meaningfully to trade and commerce among ECOWAS member-states.

Commenting on the proposed Stakeholders’ Forum, the LCCI’s Director General, Muda Yusuf, said: “We need to recognize the reality and inevitability of globalization as economic activities become increasingly borderless. No nation can truly survive in isolation. As the largest economy in Africa, Nigeria’s trade policies and relations must be sustainable and in the long-term interest of the country.

“It is imperative for member-States of ECOWAS to demonstrate commitment to the spirit of economic integration in the sub-region”, he added.

According to him, the event is expected to be attended by government and leadership of key industry regulatory agencies such as the Ghana Minister of Trade and Industry; Ghana High Commissioner to Nigeria and the Federation of West Africa Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Others expected at the one-day forum are the Nigeria Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Trade and Investment, Nigeria-Ghana Business Council, representatives of the National Association of Nigeria