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Akande Inaugurated LCCI President

Posted: Dec 6, 2015 at 6:26 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Nkasiobi Oluikpe


The newly elected president of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industries (LCCI), Chief Mrs. Nike Akande, was officially inaugurated president of the chamber at an investiture ceremony organised at the Grand Ballroom of Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, today, Saturday December 5, 2015.

A two-time Minister of Industries, an investment expert and Harvard trained professional, Dr. Nike Akande, was elected president of LCCI on Thursday, during the 127th annual general meeting of the chamber, held at the Commerce House, 1, Idowu Taylor Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Akande, who is to steer the ship of the chamber for the next two years, was elected following the expiration of the tenure of Alhaji Remi Bello, who also served the chamber in the same capacity for two years.

In his address, the Director-General of LCCI, Muda Yusuf said: “Akande 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 and general purposes committee chairperson, among others.

“Indeed, we are very pleased as Dr. Akande assumes the role of president of LCCI. As a council member and a key officer of the chamber, she has brought in her wealth of knowledge and experience to bear on the chamber as well as provided inspirational leadership and direction to the success of the chamber.”

Yusuf indicated that her election will enhance the chamber’s role as a leading advocate of best business policy and practice; with a view to promoting and protecting the interest of its members and the business community at large.

Speaking further on her qualifications, the D-G pointed out that Akande sits on the board of many blue chip companies in Nigeria; she is the first female president of the Harvard Business School Association of Nigeria, a position she held between 2010 and 2012; an honorary life vice president of the Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA), to mention a few.