Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry appoints new DG

By Jennifer Inah, Abuja.


The Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Nigeria has appointed Ms. Victoria Akai as the new Director-General of the organization.

President of the Chamber, Mr Adetokunbo Kayode, who announced the appointment during a Management and Staff meeting said the appointment was part of efforts to reorganize the Chamber and make it more strategic in the task of developing the economy.

He said, “In the life of an organization such as ours, there is room for continuity and even change of baton at one point in time or the other.

“The former DG, Chief Tonia Shoyele, has played her part but needs to step aside for the incumbent. I wish her all the best in her future endeavours”.

“I want to emphasize that Ms Victoria is coming with an impressive experience in effectively and efficiently managing resources and personnel that creates impactful results.

“She is to work closely with the Executive, Council, Management and staff to scale up the activities of the Chamber so as to create maximum impact for our organization”.

“Within a record as the Director of our training arm, the Business Entrepreneurial Skilled and Technology (BEST) Centre, she demonstrated serious commitment that led to receipt of the Centre’s Award during the last International Chambers of Commerce (ICC) conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil”. 

Prior to her appointment, Ms Victoria Akai worked as a Director of the Business Entrepreneurship Skills and Technology Centre of the Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Between 2002 and 2011 she worked with the European Union PRIME & SRIK Projects as a Procurement Manager and Administrator overseeing 23 states and the FCT.

Other Management team members are: Mr. Olawale Abdulrasheed- Policy Advocacy Centre (PAC) Coordinator; Ms. Aisha Ado Abdullahi-Director, Dispute Resolution Centre (DRC); Mr. Olulorunmaiye Olawale Jonathan-Senior Manager, Trade Facilitation; Mr. Jude Chime-Executive Director, Abuja Trade Centre (ATC); Mrs. Tinuke Temitope-BEST Head of Program and Mr. Adakola Nurudeen Olanrewaju -Accountant.


Amaka E. Nliam