The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), the premier Chamber of Commerce and a leading voice of the organised private sector (OPS) in Nigeria has concluded plans to host the virtual edition of the Presidential Policy Dialogue. As part of its public sector engagement programs, the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry initiated the “Presidential Policy Dialogue” to create a platform for the organised private sector and the Federal Government to deliberate on the state of the economy, public policy initiatives, regulatory issues and their effects on the business environment.
The dialogue, which is billed to hold on Friday 7th August, 2020 at 10:00am, would be hosted virtually on Zoom platform. The 2020 edition of the event is expected to bring together key government officials and major players in the organised private sector spanning various sectors of the economy. The dialogue session would also explore collaboration possibilities and synergy between the Private Sector and the government. The Forum will bring together captains of Industry, leaders of the private sector, as well as members of the diplomatic corps to deliberate on issues bothering on the economy, as they relate to the mandate of the present administration to take it to the next level.
According to Muda Yusuf, Director General of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) “This initiative from the Chamber is in furtherance of its public policy advocacy. The Chamber believes that through engagements such as this, the government and the organised private sector can identify and address issues affecting the growth of our economy with a view to proffering long-lasting solutions to them. He added that, the way out of the present economic and prevailing social crises for Nigeria is collaborative engagements such as this, because there cannot be real economic growth without the government working in tandem with the private sector.”
Yusuf also hinted that the event, which is a high-profile one, will feature His Excellency, the Vice President of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, as Keynote Speaker. While the Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations, Dr. Amina Mohammed will make remarks at the session. The President of the Chamber, Mrs. Toki Mabogunjewill be the Chief Host.