The Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA), is set to inaugurate a platform for training and development of young entrepreneurs to become competitive in the local and global business.
National President of NACCIMA, Alaba Lawson stated that “The initiative is in line with the mission of NACCIMA, to ensure an enabling business environment through policy advocacy, and the promotion of growth and competitiveness of business through proper and prompt information dissemination, using modern technology comparable to the best universal standard of Chambers of Commerce and Industry anywhere in the world.”
She acknowledged the role of the youth in driving entrepreneurship and development. “The Youth Forum will focus on training and developing young entrepreneurs to meet the demand in identified gaps in the existing value chains, while equipping and supporting them to overcome the challenges faced by entrepreneurs, such as access to finance, lack of business knowledge, lack of market access, and so on,”.
The NACCIMA President assured that the Association would continue to advocate for necessary reforms that will revolutionize the socio-economic landscape and encourage job creation efforts of the Chamber Movement. She encouraged the youth to be active in their various City and State Chambers of Commerce across the country.