From Tony Igbokwe, Port Harcourt
Rivers State deputy governor, Dr. Mrs. Ipalibo Harry Banigo has applauded the Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA) for its landmark achievements in the last 60 years.
Dr. Banigo gave this applause while speaking at a dinner to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee Anniversary of NACCIMA and the 2020 fourth quarterly meeting in Port Harcourt recently.
Banigo, who congratulated NACCIMA for its resilience and resourcefulness, expressed delight that this was happening coincidentally with the Diamond Jubilee of Nigeria as a nation.
“As we believe you for much better 60 years ahead, we also want to wish our nation more strength and resilience and to say we are better together and we are stronger together,” the deputy governor stressed.
She said there was no better place to hold the meeting than Port Harcourt, disclosing that the administration of Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike was committed towards the development and improvement of the standard of living as well as improving the Ease of Doing Business in the state, which she described as not negotiable.
“We are not yet done, we are not resting on our oars, we still have a lot of areas to cover and we are going to do that,” said her.
“Right now, we are building six flyovers in the metropolis, by no other than the construction giant, Julius Berger that tells you the quality of work we are doing. Our governor is Mr Quality Projects and so all our works are top notch quality,” she added.
Also speaking, the National President of NACCIMA, Hajiya Saratu Iya Aliyu, appreciated Governor Wike for the developmental strides recorded by his administration.
She added that she has been to Port Harcourt thrice and each time she comes, the landscape keeps changing with quality projects.
According to her, the gesture makes it possible for the business community to really enjoy doing their business in the state.
In his remarks, the President of the Port Harcourt Chambers of Commerce Industry Mines and Agriculture, Chief Nabil Saleh said in April 1960, the Chamber Movement, as a voluntary association, was incorporated under the name Association of Chamber of Commerce of Nigeria and the Southern Cameron, which later metamorphosed to NACCIMA.
He said from inception, NACCIMA, as a non-profit organization, has remained the backdrop of businesses in the country, as an umbrella body for all the chambers of commerce in the nation, adding that her chamber also partners with Embassies outside country.