ACCI to partner Ondo govt on industrial revolution
MR Kayode Adetokunbo, the President of Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI), on Tuesday said the chamber was ready to partner Ondo Government for industrial growth and development in the state.
He described Ondo as a very peaceful state conducive for economic growth and development.
Adetokunbo, a SAN, led Executive Committee of ACCI to pay a courtesy visit to the Speaker of Ondo State House of Assembly, Mr Bamidele Oleyelogun, at the assembly complex.
He commended the Speaker for providing good leadership and for ensuring peace and stability in the hallow chambers.
He said the Speaker had further contributed to the development of the state.
Adetokunbo, who was a former Minister of Defence, commended the state legislature for supporting the executive arm to enhance development in the state.
He said that there could not be meaningful development without the peaceful and robust relationship between the legislature and the executive.
Adetokunbo assured of the readiness of the chamber to work with the assembly to share ideas that would promote industrial development in the state and the country at large.
He said that the visit was to showcase the state to the international communities and attract investors.
Adetokunbo stressed the need for active private sector involvement in the economic development of the state and the country at large.
“We are also using this opportunity to showcase to Ondo what we are doing at Abuja Chamber of Commerce; right now the emphasis of government is on industries, on commerce and economic development.
“We need the active involvement of the private sector.
“We need to begin to create jobs; we need to industrialise and Ondo is an Agric society.
“We have good land to grow things and engage in agricultural activities, Agric processing and agro-allied industries that is what we are doing in ACCI.
“We are ready to partner with the government of Ondo and the people of Ondo to further bring development to the state.
“It is our duty as a chamber to help not only Abuja but the whole country to develop,” he said.
Speaker Oleyelogun commended the committee for its tremendous contributions to the promotion of the economic and industrial development of the FCT and the country at large.
He said the activities of the chamber had impacted positively on agriculture, technological invention, sectoral linkages and trade facilitation.
The Speaker said that the good effects of ACCI were evident in the sustainable growth and development being witnessed not only in the entire FCT but in different parts of the country.
“There is no gainsaying that ACCI is one of the renowned organisations with the capacity to cater and represent adequately well, the interest of the business community and provide higher management training for its development.
“All of these and many more give credence to the fact that chamber of commerce and industry is instrumental towards the provision of international business contacts and opportunities,’’Oleyelogun said.
He assured the chamber of the readiness of the assembly to give constant support whenever necessary to industrial development in the state and the country at large.