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Lagos Chamber of Commerce & Industry

BRIEF HISTORY

Founded in 1888, the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry is the Premier Chamber of Commerce in Nigeria. It was incorporated in 1950 as a non-profit making organization, Limited by Guarantee under the Companies Act of 1948.
The primary objective of the Chamber is to promote, support or oppose legislative or other measures affecting trade, industry, commerce and agriculture as well as representing the opinion of the business community on the above matters in particular, and the economy as a whole.

THE CHAMBER TODAY

The Chamber has grown impressively from a membership of 14 in 1888 to over 1,500 today. Since its incorporation the Chamber has continued to play a significant role in the economic growth of Lagos in particular and Nigeria in general.

The activities of the Chamber are carried out through various Sectoral Groups and Service Committees which cover a variety of interests. The Chamber’s Secretariat provides the administrative and technical support for the day-to-day working of the Chamber

The Council of the Chamber is the highest policy making body and usually meets bi-monthly on the first Wednesday of the month to deliberate on issues of importance to the Chamber, the business sector and the economy at large. Members, who are not members of the Council, could attend the council meeting as observers.

Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Commerce House
1 Idowu Taylor Street,
Victoria Island,
P.O. Box 109 Marina
Lagos State Nigeria
Phone: Tel: 234-1-7746617, 2705386, 7732305, 7616970
Fax: 234-1-2705145, 2701009, 2705386

Nigerian - Indian Chamber o f Commerce & Industry

The NICCI in Nigeria is an association of Indian and Nigerian Organisation.

NICCI's principle objective is to promote activities that would encourage and stimulate investment by the Indian companies in Nigeria by:

Providing a forum on an organized basis in which Indian business organizations in Nigeria can discuss and identify common issues and interests regarding their economic and commercial interests in Nigeria.
Providing opportunities to the members to represent and express their views and opinions, especially regarding trade, commerce, finance, services, industry, agriculture and related issues and to seek to understand and give effect to such opinions to the extent considered desirable and possible.
Maintaining an influential and active Board of Directors and a range of sectoral Committees to implement the primary objective.
Undertake advocacy on policies and procedures affecting NICCI member's operations in specific sectors as well as affecting the growth of foreign investment in Nigeria.

Established in 1992 and financed by annual membership fees, NICCI has over 100 members. Companies of India origin make up about 75 percent of membership, the remaining being Nigerian and individual or honourary members.

The incumbent India High Commissioner is the Honourary President of NICCI. NICCI enjoys a very close relationship with the India High Commission officials and receives tremendous support in fulfilling its objectives.

Nigerian-Indian Chambers of Commerce And Industry (NICCI)
High Commission of India,
8A Walter Carrington Crescent,
Victoria Island, Lagos
Nigeria
Tel: (234) - (01) - 7610060

THE NIGERIAN-AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

The Chamber is not only a Lagos affair. Like a mustard seed, it has grown in membership culminating in the opening of branches in state capitals. Presently there are six state chapters namely Kaduna, Owerri, Port Harcourt, Ibadan, Abeokuta and Abuja. Plans are on to revive dormant chapters as well as expand to other states in the country. In addition, to boost its international posture efforts are being made to establish a chapter of the Chamber in Los Angeles. A chapter of the chamber was inaugurated in Washington DC in 2007 and efforts are on to strengthen it and make it fit for purpose.
To encourage participation of all members in its affairs, the Chamber runs a three tier structure, the Board of Directors, the Committees and the Secretariat. This enables the Chamber realize its lofty aims and objectives which include the fostering of trade and commerce investment between Nigeria and America and liaising with the Nigerian Government and its agencies throughout the country on trade and industry related matters. Information gathering and dissemination relating to trade and commerce promotion between Nigerian businesspersons and their American counterparts receive priority attention. The Chamber also publishes newsletters and other periodicals in furtherance of the Chamber’s objectives.

Our Address
Capwire/Washaman Building, 19A, Sinari Daranijo Street, Off Ajose Adeogun Street, Victoria Island, Lagos
Phone: 01-7618392, 08168132893