Nigerian government to deepen partnership with LCCI for economic development

Nigeria's Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu

The Federal Government has said  it would  deepen its relationship with the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry to boost national economy.

The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu made this known in Abuja when he received representatives from the chamber in his office.

According to him, the aim of such collaboration is to strengthen Private Public Partnership toward national development.

“Ministry of Science and Technology is at the centre of all economic activities and partnering with the Chamber of Commerce is a right step the country is taking.

“The ministry is not only looking for foreign investors but also local investors and partners that will lead the way for the foreign investors as the country is looking into various areas of technologies.

“We want the chamber to come in and take advantage of the work that we have done, to complete our research activities and  come up with a product that we can develop further to put in the market.

“We are very willing to give this to you as we want Nigerian firms to take advantage of this, “ he said.

Onu said Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry was not a novice in the areas of  science and technology in the country.

He added that the chamber had been in existence for 130 years and had been a part of every technology Nigeria had witnessed.

Mr Leye Kupoluyi, the Chairman of Construction and Engineering Group of the LCCI, who led the team, said the chamber had been at the forefront of all the technologies Nigeria had witnessed for a long time.

He therefore appealed to the minister to further work closely with the chamber to advance technology growth in the country.

LCCI is a  non-profit organisation that promotes, supports and advocates for legislative or other measures affecting trade, industry, commerce and agriculture.

It represents the opinion of the Lagos business community on the sectors in particular, and the economy as a whole. It has over 1,500 members.

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