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NACCIMA Inaugurates Abuja Youth Council Chapter

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The National president of the Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA) Iyalode Alaba Lawson, MFR, FIoD, JP and the National Executive Council officially inaugurated the Executive Council of the NACCIMA Youth Entrepreneurs, Abuja Chapter.

The event took place on the 26th of September 2018 at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Abuja.

NACCIMA Youth Entrepreneurs is a group of young entrepreneurs affiliated with the chambers of commerce to inspire entrepreneurship, represent and advocate for the interest of youths in business, encourage youth patronage and investment, participation in decision making among other objectives.

The group is also to facilitate youth empowerment, skill acquisition for employability and self-actualization and is best described as a congregation of youths with knowledge and skills of business and entrepreneurship being mentored to equip them for effective participation in sustainable national development.

The National President of NACCIMA – Iyalode Alaba Lawson, MFR, FIoD, JP in her address, expressed delight during the inauguration of the committee, especially being a vision she came up with to empower Nigerian youths.

According to her, the group is to mobilize young entrepreneurs through advocacy and with a view to partnering with foreign organizations in encouraging entrepreneurship.

She however tasked the committee to be committed ambassadors for NACCIMA, the Nigerian Youth, and Nigeria at large.

The Coordinator, NACCIMA Youth Entrepreneurs Abuja Chapter, Ehi Odemwingie on behalf of the committee thanked The National president of the Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA) Iyalode Alaba Lawson, MFR, FIoD, JP and the National Executive Council as well as the Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry , and promised to work assiduously with the team to carry out its objectives.

He stated further that Nigeria’s future depended on its youth and investment in the Nigerian youth would determine the failure or success of the nation in its near future. He encouraged youths to come and take advantage of the platform.

After the inauguration, the committee was welcome into office with a handshake from the NACCIMA National Executive Council and Members of the Coalition of Northern Chambers of Commerce Industry Mines and Agriculture (CONCIMMA) and an echo the groups slogan “NACCIMA YOUTHS!!! We build the world, we build the economy.”

Members of the executive council and their portfolios are listed below;

  1. Odemwingie Osaosemwen Ehi State Coordinator

  2. Gbadebo Adefila Secretary

  3. Esedo Emmanuel- Treasurer

  4. Lubem R. Gena Public Relations Officer

  5. Uyi Aideyan Social/Youth Welfare Officer

  6. Cyprain Igenegbai Agriculture Committee

  7. Tolutope Ogunkua Commerce and Industry

  8. Oluwaseyifunmi Obayan Education and ICT

  9. Soji Kayode MSME and Entrepreneurship

  10. Ogwu Zainab Media, Fashion & Entertainment

  11. Chidinma Onyiaorah Tourism, Art and Culture


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