The Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) has inaugurated the Women Trade Group (WTG) of the chamber as part of efforts to encourage entrepreneurship among women.
The President of ACCI, Prince Adetokunbo Kayode, while underscoring the role of women in economic development, said women were very critical to the overall national development agenda.
Prince Kayode said, “Today, we have taken the giant leap in impacting positively on the role of women in businesses by forming and actually inaugurating this group. We are committed to creating a platform backed with a level playing ground for our women to network among themselves.”
The President of the Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA), Hajia Saratu Iya Aliyu, commended ACCI for the worthy effort, referring to it as what would spur women to attain the zenith of entrepreneurship.
She said, “Today is a great day in the lives of women entrepreneurs. It is a day this chamber has taken it upon itself to make the difference in the lives of women. This is what NACCIMA encourages. And ACCI must be appreciated for always taking the lead.
“Women must know what they want and stick to it so far as it will benefit their families and the society in general.”
Hajia Saratu, therefore, enjoined women to have confidence in themselves and vigorously pursue entrepreneurship.
The Vice President, Women Development, of ACCI, Roselyn Nwosu, urged women to maximally use the platform and leverage on the opportunities provided by the chamber to develop their business entities.