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Nov
2022
26

CHIEF SHODERU INSTALLED AS 4TH PRESIDENT OF ICCI, SENATOR ABIRU EXPRESSES OPTIMISM ABOUT NEW LEADERSHIP ®™√ INN Nigeria ©

393j3j3n3n7523696833680265845 Poised to pilot a first-class sharing of notions with sister chambers locally and internationally by utilising the goals of synergy in trade and industrial networking, Ikorodu Chamber of Commerce and Industry officially steers in a new leadership on the 24th of November 2022.
Engr Chief Kayode Shoderu, the Chairman and CEO of Omokof Ltd, a member company of Ikorodu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) since its inception has been installed 4th President of ICCI.
The investiture ceremony, which brought in creme De La creme together at Oteju Hall in Ikorodu Ultra modern Town Hall saw Chief R.O Shoderu, take the wheels as 4th chamber president with plans to support and protect the interest of the business community in Ikorodu Division. Aiming to liaise with Government and the Private Sector within and outside Nigeria to promote infrastructural progress, the chamber intends to attract and increase trade and industry, improve agriculture, conserve resources and enable public interests in the business of the Chamber.
ICCI was integrated in 2011 as a private, non-profit-making organisation of businessmen and professionals, Limited by Guarantee (LTD/GTE), under the company and Allied Matters Act 1990.
Conceived by Ikorodu Division Resource Development Group (IDRDG) following the successful hosting of the 1st Trade Fair in Ikorodu Division in April 2000 tagged "Ikorodu Division Expo 2000", the chamber gained bearing with the establishment of the Ikorodu Division Industrial and Investment Promotion Council (IDIIPC) which comprised notable, proactive, business-oriented characters who were, apiece and all, assured that the rapid growth of the Socioeconomic abilities of Ikorodu Division was likely and that the member firm stood the chance to gain in the process of Lagos maturing as a mega city.
Before installing the new president, Prof. (Emeritus) Kunle Ade Wahab, outgoing president, stated that the chamber has come a long way, committed to fulfilling its motive of forming positive connections with the government and non-governmental role players to overcome common challenges faced by the community.
Asserting that the chamber will continue to play important roles in bridging the concerns between Policy makers and the business community, Prof. Wahab noted that its business luncheon events have been a good forum for networking and unlocking deeper insights and opinions about the business district.
He continued, "My time in ICCI has been an instructive journey which has compelled me to think beyond the present and understand the larger picture, this lesson I will carry with me for many years ahead".
"It is important that Ikorodu Entrepreneurs, Women and Youth Businesses are enabled to partake in key sectors of our economy if we want to develop our nation into a thriving and vast country; we know it can be done".
Prof. Wahab completed his speech by informing guests that the latter part of his regime formulated a rebranding committee that initiated the facilitation of the new ICCI website.
Prof. Kunle Ade Wahab is also the current National Treasure of the Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines, and Agriculture (NACCIMA).
Chairman of the occasion, Senator Adetokunbo Abiru, Represented by his special adviser on media and publicity, Enitan Olukotun, said the chamber will continue to have his support like it did the year prior.
Explaining the need to be involved in the system, Senator Abiru explained that he comprehends the need to synergise with the chamber for successful projections.
He continued, "The minimum duty we owe ICCI is to create an enabling environment and opportunities for it to thrive in this digital revolution age".
Urging the chamber to be more efficient at the forefront of the inventiveness and digital innovation that is currently shaping the world, Senator Abiru stated that ICCI must adopt more sophisticated means to channel businesses to leverage the numerous supports it has to offer in Ikorodu.
He stopped by saluting the new leadership on his successful installation, wishing Engr Shoderu a prosperous tenure ahead. In his post-installation speech, Engr. Shoderu clarified to the guests that in the next two years, his tenure will build on the foundation that has been laid by its predecessors, even though he's open to exploiting new paths. According to him, the vision to develop the Ikorodu Chamber of Commerce and Industry into a first-class Business Organisation is a trajectory to maximize.
"Our programs and activities that underscore our core values- through education, training, Trade Fairs, Economic Summits, Business Luncheons, Business Research, Entrepreneurial Programmes and resources will be continued". "We will maintain our commitment to represent all business stakeholders in Ikorodu Division and will encourage membership and representation regardless of race, political affiliation, or religious association" Engr. Shoderu added.
Guests in attendance include; Chief Tunde Onakoya, Chief Dr Owolabi Shitta, Akin Oyenusi, and Barr. Ladi Sowemimo, Alhaji M. Lawal Animashaun, Dr Taiwo Hassan, Ashipa Kaoli Olusanya, Engr. Kunle Amid, Mr Abraham A. Balogun, Engr. Kayode Anibaba, Sir Dr Ayodele Ajayi, Alhaji Bashorun Babatunde Rotinwa, Otunba J.O. Odunlate, Sir. David Sunmoni, Otunba Akinola Adegoke Awomodu, Alhaji F. 0. Lasisi, Mrs O. O. T. Benson, Mr Ola Mudashiru, Sir Engr (Chief) Oladimeji Oshinowo, Prince Segun Ogunlewe, Prince Gani Oluwole, Prince Bode Ogunleye, Amb Ademola Onafowokan and Mr Rotimi Erogbogbo.
Alhaja Adeola Rotinwa (1st Vice President), Alhaji Mukaila Afolabi, Alhaja Zainab Alogba (ICCI NAWORG coordinator), Mrs Stella Akande (NAWORG Lagos coordinator), Hon Ganiyu Abiru, Engr. H.O.B Lawal (Life President), Mrs Helen Ogedegbe, Mrs Kehinde Adelaja (ICCI director general), Prince Seye Adedipe and other executive members graced the event.
Ayangburen in council and HRM, Oba Bashiru Sotonwa, Sekumade of Ipakodo was represented by High Chief Oludayo Shotomiwa (Olisa of Ipakodo) was also in attendance.

Poised to pilot a first-class sharing of notions with sister chambers locally and internationally by utilising the goals of synergy in trade and industrial networking, Ikorodu Chamber of Commerce and Industry officially steers in a new leadership on the 24th of November

Oct
2022
25

LAGOS, NAWORG COLLABORATE TO PROMOTE WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS ®™√ INN Nigeria ©

73h4j4jj4jjjj7E2937028265167648596. The Lagos State Government has described the Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines & Agriculture (NACCIMA) Business Women Group (NAWORG) as a worthy partner as both collaborated to support women entrepreneurs and promote locally made goods.
The Commissioner for Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives (MCIC), Hon. (Dr.) Mrs Lola Akande stated this at the opening ceremony of NAWORG's Year 2022 Nigerian International Women Entrepreneur Exhibition (NIWEX), organised in collaboration with the Ministry, which kicked off on Friday at Adeyemi-Bero Auditorium, Alausa, Ikeja.
Akande, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Mrs Adetutu Ososanya, said the administration of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu supported the exhibition because of the platform it provides for women entrepreneurs in the MSME sector by opening opportunities for them to contribute meaningfully to the growth and development of Lagos State in particular and Nigeria in general.
Her words: “As a responsive and responsible Government, the Sanwo-Olu administration has been very active at promoting locally made products by facilitating access to finance and market for entrepreneurs. For instance, the Ministry continues to organise MSMEs Exclusive Trade Fair and Exhibition, established Hubs for various professionals and several other activities, to expose the products of our MSMEs and assist them to gain access into the global market”.
“The Administration is indeed committed to growing the State’s commercial, industrial, agricultural, mines and other sectors and ensuring that Lagos is less dependent on other States for the production of foods while supplying them with other products”, she added.
The Commissioner expressed assurances that the future of the State and nation is bright and will continue to shine if our women are given their rightful positions and places, saying this will take us to the height we all desire in the quest to diversify the economy of our nation.
While acknowledging the support of the State in the successful organisation of the event, the National President, NAWORG, Hajia Aisha Abubakar revealed that the objective of the programme was to encourage women to do agriculture in a better way with increased access to land, input and equipment to mechanise their operations. “It is also for them to play in the agricultural value-chain like processing, packaging, logistics, etc., because that is where the value is. We need to sustain the awareness and do more by building their capacity for them to actively participate in economic development”, she remarked.
Speaking on the topic, “Encouraging Women in Agriculture and Made in Nigeria Products For Economic Growth”, the Guest Speaker, Chief Kola Akosile explained that a conscious policy to encourage the patronage of locally made goods must be implemented to give our economy a stronger mileage”.
“The support of the government is very crucial to the survival and growth of our indigenous businesses. Government should focus on the initiation and implementation of the right policies that will provide an enabling environment and facilitate patronage that will ensure the survival of MSMEs. Government must also deliberately encourage entrepreneurs with facilities to cushion high production costs for them to break even,” he said.
The President of Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), Dr Michael Olawale Cole, who was represented by Sir Ladi Smith, commended Lagos State Government for partnering with NAWORG to host the exhibition and affirmed that the event will promote women’s enterprises and businesses, as she described that women have remained unrelenting and dogged in the pursuit of economic emancipation.
The National Deputy Chairperson, NAWORG, Mrs Funmilayo Ade-Ojo thanked Lagos State Government for supporting the Group, which she described as a shoulder on which all women entrepreneurs can lean.

The Lagos State Government has described the Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines & Agriculture (NACCIMA) Business Women Group (NAWORG) as a worthy partner as both collaborated to support women entrepreneurs and promote locally made goods. The Commissioner for Commerce,

Oct
2022
23

NIWEX 2022 HOLDS BUSINESS CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION, HONOURS KOALI, AKOSILE, EXPORT COUNCIL, OTHERS ®™√ INN Nigeria ©

3883j3n3n7E21983411817600042710. The National Deputy Chairperson, Mrs Funmilayo Ade-Ojo, Highlighted how encouraging women in Agriculture and Made-In-Nigeria Products for Economic Growth is key to nation-building.

The Nigerian International Women Entrepreneur Exhibition (NIWEX) is a NAWORG Annual Trade Fair that started in 2010 at Abuja and was subsequently organised in Lagos and Ogun state. An exhibition conceived out of the need to create a platform for networking amongst

Oct
2022
20

NEW ICCI EXCOS VISITS AYANGBUREN OF IKORODU KINGDOM, UNVEILS INAUGURATION & 2022 TRADE FAIR PLANS TO THE PARAMOUNT RULER ®™√ INN Nigeria

3883j3j3n234871238798674179 Newly elected excos of Ikorodu Chamber of commerce and Industry (ICCI), undertook a homage visit to the palace of His Royal Majesty, Oba Kabiru Adewale Shotobi, Ayangburen of Ikorodu Kingdom on the 19th of October 2022.
Aimed at acquainting the paramount ruler with its current leadership faces, the stop took a step further to bring the king's audience to its official induction ceremony coming up in November 2022.
The chamber, similarly utilised the medium to convey the king of its 2022 ICCI Trade Fair/Exhibition extravaganza, which would stretch from December 4th to 11th at Lagos State University Of Science and Technology formerly known as LASPOTECH.
HRM, Oba Kabiru Shotobi, receiving the delegates with utmost affection, praised the new administration, citing his keen interest in the trajectory of the fresh oversight.
Thanking the leadership for deeming it fit to visit the palace, the king took out time to explain to the chamber some developmental strides the region is forthwith grasping.
After chopping nooks on the growth, Oba Shotobi compelled the chamber to fascinate its prospects with profitable schemes that will promote financial progress across the province.
"With the way things are unfolding, the chamber must be set as a catalyst for business boom, because if the chamber can assist business owners to flourish, it will drastically reduce job stagnation and foster productivity".
"Ikorodu is now recognised as the 12th largest City in Nigeria, which means whatever endeavour we're presenting as a chamber must captivate more development and expansion to this great region of ours" He asserted.
Later, he (the King) acknowledged his intention to attend the 2022 Trade Fair/Exhibition.
The delegates, led by the chamber's new president, Chief (Engr) R.O Shoderu, include; Prof. Emeritus Kunle Ade Wahab, Chief Oloruntele Oduloye, Prince Seye Adedipe, Alhaji M.A Afolabi, Mr F.A Ewunuga, Alhaji F.B Salami and the director general, Mrs Kehinde Adelaja.

Newly elected excos of Ikorodu Chamber of commerce and Industry (ICCI), undertook a homage visit to the palace of His Royal Majesty, Oba Kabiru Adewale Shotobi, Ayangburen of Ikorodu Kingdom on the 19th of October 2022. Aimed at acquainting the paramount ruler

Oct
2022
17

IKORODU OGA 2022: BREAKFAST WITH AYANGBURE, ABIRU UNVEILS BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES, EROGBOGBO HIGHLIGHTS 31ST OGA DAY SEQUENCE, AGUNBIADE, OTHERS LAUDS CONCEPT ®™√ INN Nigeria ©

78866yji2414064424228187960 Breakfast with The Ayangburen is an engaging symposium aimed at identifying challenges to doing business in Ikorodu. With the widespread growth experienced in Ikorodu presently, begets new challenges, while still trying to eradicate the old ones, it's just the dynamics of life.
Held at the banquet hall of the palace of the Ayangburen of Ikorodu kingdom, Oba Engr. Kabir Adewale Shotobi, on the 12th of October 2022, the business community Breakfast with Ayangburen played host to community stakeholders, business owners and consultants, bridging the gap between factors that declines the progress of fruitful enterprises and key steps to growing brands in the waterbed region.
Comprehending that the prosperity of each business is the prosperity of Ikorodu, the impactful session was presided over by the king himself who encouraged all businesses represented in Ikorodu not to be far from the palace. In an address by the chairman of Ikorodu Oga Development Association (IKODASS), Mr Rotimi Erogbogbo, IKODASS erected the forum as direct feedback means for community leadership with plans to achieve better responsiveness to ease of doing business in Ikorodu. Erogbogbo explained, "Each time you are here, we're expecting an accurate reply as per the challenges and obstacles hindering your business operation so that Ikorodu can serve you better". "Any difficulty we cannot handle shall be channelled to appropriate councils for their attention. One thing you can be sure of is that we would take it up". Erogbogbo further stated that the growth experienced in Ikorodu is food for businesses, assuring principals that the association will not fold its arms and let challenges fester. "We will not allow your business to be endangered in any way. Some of the headway we've made so far has been summarised in the communique placed in your gift bags" Erogbogbo added.
Chairman of the symposium, Senator Tokunbo Abiru, ably represented by his special adviser on media & publicity, Mr Enitan Olukotun, reminded participants about the senator's promise to institute a revolving loan scheme to help MSMEs in his constituency access funds for business, a promise he has fulfilled.
He explained how the senator embarked on a Legislation of creativity, introducing the franchise regulatory bill in the corporate environment to foster business growth.
Stressing that the constituency office of the senator has been extensively used to serve the good people of the Ikorodu division.
Mr Enitan continued, "It is no more a plan. It is now a reality because our distinguished Senator has mobilized 300 million naira for the scheme". "Small business owners can easily access between 50,000 to 1 Million naira loan at just 6% per annum". Enitan further expanded that the LSETF Liaison Office at Ikorodu Local Government Secretariat is where to access the loan.
"The Senator is passionate about the assignment given to him by the good people in Lagos East. Anyone that comes to him to initiate a business idea that will elevate the region, Tokunbo Abiru is always ready to listen and try it out".
After the speech by Mr Enitan, IKODASS Chairman, Rotimi Erogbogbo applauded Senator Tokunbo Abiru for institutionally tackling issues rather than embarking on political tokenism and grandstanding. Erogbogbo, subsequently brought participants up to speed with the upcoming edition of the Ikorodu Oga day celebration in 2022.
He proceeded, "Next month marks the biggest month in Ikorodu history. For the past 31 years November has become synonymous with Ikorodu". "This is so because it is in November that we celebrate Oga Day Festival every year. This edition holds larger promise and another opportunity as it is bigger and more inclusive. We are preparing to host well more than the 9000 people who visited the festival last year".
"The festival consists of several expressions that would afford business owners deeper penetration into the Ikorodu market. This includes Walk for Fitness, Say No To Drugs; Table Tennis Tournament; Market Expo; Woro; Music Concert; Hair and Fashion Show; Miss Ikorodu Beauty Pageant; Medical Mission; and so much more".
"As business people, you know, more than anyone else, that once people gather, there is money to be made. Do not be left out. Stands for Ikorodu Market Expo which runs for the duration of the festival are already on sale, plus space in the festival brochure for adverts and congratulatory messages" Erogbogbo asserted
Guest Speaker, and United Nations Ambassador, Prof. Adetunji Armstrong, highlighted the challenges of doing business in urban cities with Ikorodu as a case study.
Labelling Ikorodu as the next Dubai of Africa, Prof. Adetunji categorised Ikorodu as a province that possesses a strong leadership structure and the goodwill of the people.
Prof. Adetunji progressed, "With LASUSTECH, Caleb University, Ikorodu General Hospital, Ikorodu Maritime Port, Egbin Power plant and the coming of Imota rice mill which is considered the largest in Africa, Ikorodu is slowly becoming the juggernaut in infrastructure in the whole of Nigeria".
"Ikorodu has met with major rudimentary steps to make a region great in development. What is needed now is more power supply across the division, fly-over bridges to create an easy road network in and out of the region and more fire service centres plus health centres".
He augmented that the popular Ikorodu roundabout is sanitised to reduce the congestion of people hanging around the space, further giving kudos to Senator Tokunbo Abiru and Hon Babajimi Benson (MHR) for the construction of the road.
Complimenting the speech of the guest speaker, Majority Leader of the Lagos state house of Assembly, representing Ikorodu constituency 1, Hon. SOB Agunbiade, before moderating the question and answer session of the meeting applauded Rotimi Erogbogbo, referring him to as a human engineer due to his intellectual tendencies of bridging the gap between human reserves and material resources.
Agunbiade also expressed his sense of vindication with the news that Ikorodu had been declared the 3rd largest city in the southwest, which validated his fight against merging Ikorodu with Somolu and Kosofe.
On security, Agunbiade explained that despite measures put in place to combat insecurities in Ikorodu, a large number of people relocating to Ikorodu has made it uneasy for people to observe the level of security upgrade the region has provided.
Urging business owners to collaborate with IKODASS's business initiative known as the market expo, to create effective synergy, Agunbiade noted that on security challenges, he will initiate a discussion with the Odofin of Ikorodu on the masterplan of the land, to enhance the security approach as the region continues to grow.
Otunba Ayodele Elesho briefly requested Rotimi Erogbogbo to create a sub-committee on ensuring that every contribution made by business owners is noted and acted upon to further effect positive change in the business sector of the region.
Oba Kabir Adewale Shotobi, Ayangburen of Ikorodu kingdom in his parting remarks stated that Ikorodu is about inclusiveness, urging all quotas to continue to work together to take Ikorodu to the next level.
"We're gradually working towards a security status that gives people the freedom to move freely at night because people are still afraid in areas of security". "Every question raised by business owners will be noted by IKODASS and enforced immediately. A megacity status requires a high level of security, we're getting there gradually".
Oba Shotobi added that he sees a time coming for Ikorodu to host the International Olympic Games.
Guests at the breakfast include; business owners, representatives from Caleb university, representatives from the Nigerian Bar Association (Ikorodu Branch), delegates from Ikorodu local government council etc.

Breakfast with The Ayangburen is an engaging symposium aimed at identifying challenges to doing business in Ikorodu. With the widespread growth experienced in Ikorodu presently, begets new challenges, while still trying to eradicate the old ones, it’s just the dynamics of life.

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