The President Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industries, LCCI, Dr. Mrs. Nike Akande has charged the media to live up toits role of properly informing, sensitizing and educating the public on issues of national interest.
Dr. Akande while handing down the charge on the occasion of a courtesy visit of the Commerce and Industry Correspondents Association of Nigeria CICAN, to the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry office insisted that only objective and constructive reportage of happenings in the country can bring about the much desired, balanced economic growth
She maintained that it is through objective reportage and constructive criticism that those developments or happenings within their jurisdiction.in authority can be kept abreast of
According to her, “the chamber is aware of the important role of the media in properly informing, sensitizing and educating the public as well as making political officers accountable”
The LCCI President advised the media not to stop at criticisms alone but to also offer useful and constructive suggestions on how to solve identified problems in the economy and the country in general.
While promising that the camber will continue to partner CICAN in moving the economy forward, Dr. Akande charged members of the association to reciprocate the support of the chamber by giving adequate and accurate coverage of the activities of the chamber.It is our sincere hope and desire that “CICAN will continue to partner LCCI in moving the economy forward by giving adequate and accurate coverage to the activities of the chamber that positively impacts o the economy” Dr. Mrs. Nike Akande said.
Speaking earlier, president of CICAN, Toba Agboola said the purpose of the visit is to acquaint the chamber with the activities of the association as well to foster better working relationship between both organisations.
The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry was established in 1888 as a public policy advocacy, trade promotion group also engages in trade fairs and exhibitions and business development services and is today a strong brand that is representative of the yearnings of Nigerian business community.