By Bukola Olanrewaju
In a bid to boost revenue generation to aid productivity and economic growth, the Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Atlantic Exhibition Nigeria.
At the official gathering held at NACCIMA Hosue in Lagos, the two bodies agreed to collaborate to fastrack and enhance Nigeria Trade and Exhibition industry with focus driven agenda and initiatives.
The National President, NACCIMA, Iyalode Alaba Lawson, who was present at the ceremony, said the move became imperative in order to monitor activities of exhibitions and trade fair activities in the country and further bring NACCIMA to limelight especially as its aimed to improve the Nigeria’s Trade and Investment sector.
Iyalode Alaba Lawson who is also the first female National President of the NACCIMA said, ‘’ the collaboration with Atlantic Exhibition is to ensure proper monitoring of exhibition and trade fair in Nigeria and boost reveue generation. We believe that Atlantic Exhibition will work towards these targets’’.
The Chief Executive Officer of Atlantic Exhibition, Ayodeji Olugbade at the signing of the MoU, also informed that the move has also signalled the establishment and operation of NACCIMA Exhibition Enforcement Policy Unit (NEEPU), a Unit charged with the responsibility of regulating and monitoring of trade fair and exhibition activities in the country.
Olugbade who also doubled as the director of NEEPU, said the partnership will also work against clashes of trade fair and exhibition with focus to protect the interest of organisers, industries, manufacturers and the entire stakeholders.
‘’We are going to protect the interest of organisers whereby we will minimise clashes of trade fair and exhibitions in the country.
‘’NEEPU as an agency will ensure that exhibitions both local and international that would be organise in the country must be duly registered with NACCIMA. Any organisation that fails to comply with the policy won’t be allowed to organise such exhibition.’’
Olugbade said registered companies under NACCIMA for exhibitions would have access to promotion through NACCIMA’s data base and would be provided with a stamp and seal of approval to conduct ambition event in Nigeria.