Hajia Saratu Iya Aliyu was on Thursday, May 16, sworn in as the national president of the Nigerian Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture ((NACCIMA) at the national convention of the association which was held in Kaduna.
The newly installed president took over from Iyalode Alaba Lawson who was the first female and 19th president of the association.
Hajiya Saratu Iya Aliyu, first female Northerner and 20th National President of Nigerian Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA), was honoured by former head of state, General Abdussalam A. Abubakar (GCFR) who was the chairman of her investiture ceremony.
The event was attended by people from all walks of life, including five governors.
Governors who attended the inauguration were: Governor of Jigawa State, Alhaji Badaru Abubakar, Governor of Niger State Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello; Governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Bello; Governor of Plateau State, Dr. Lalung,Governor of Kaduna State, represented by Prof. Kabiru Matu.
Iyalode Alaba Lawson, the immediate past president of the association became the life Vice President.
Hajiya Saratu Aliyu will pilot the affairs of NACCIMA for the next two years when she will hand over the baton of the association to her 1st Vice President.