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We Will Turn Abuja Into Business Hub – ACCI

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L-R: The chief operating officer, Brandmarks Communications Limited, Tunde Ashaolu; director-general, Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Victoria Akai; managing partner, Brandmarks Communications Limited, Chidi Onwumere; and the executive director, National Chamber Policy Centre, Olawale Rasheed during a courtesy call by the communications company on the chamber in Abuja.

Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) is committed to making the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, a truly business hub through organisation of trade events and advocacy for business-friendly environment.

Its director-general, Victoria Akai, stated this when Brandmarks Communications Limited, the consultant partner with the National Chamber Policy Chamber visited the chamber in preparation for the first Abuja SME Conference and Exhibition coming up on August 16, 2021.

She said Abuja is one of the fastest growing cities in Africa with huge commercial transactions and activities, adding ACCI was well located and equipped for investor service, policy intervention and was market hub for producers, off takers and regulators. 

“The point needs to be well made that Abuja is simply the seat of government but an emerging market and business hub with huge potentials for growth and expansion. We are thus hosting the first Abuja SME Conference and Exhibition to deploy our goodwill and network to create a solution platform for challenges facing SMEs throughout Nigeria,” she said.

One of the representatives of BrandMark, Mr. Tunde Ashaolu said ACCI presented a credible platform for the advancement of SMEs’ interest in Nigeria as a whole, explaining that “the conference will harness the advantage of cohabitation with policy makers to brainstorm and find lasting solution to myriads of problems confronting the SMEs.

“We are glad to collaborate with ACCI to organise this SME Conference. It will be an annual event that will provide template for measuring the nation’s progress in addressing developmental needs of the most critical sector of her economy. The responses so far are encouraging as we look forward to a successful first conference,” he said. 

The conference is geared towards building the capacity of SME for Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and to address internal hindrances working against SMEs existence. It is also focused towards positioning a platform for bringing together specialist organisations in the field of micro, small and medium enterprises.

Alex Apeh
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