LCCI proposes dialogue session on economic integration in West Africa

The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has concluded plans to  hold a dialogue session on challenges of economic integration in West Africa.

According to LCCI, the proposed event is aimed at examining the current status of the sub-region’s economic integration policies in line with developments in the global economy.

The dialogue session is scheduled to hold on Tuesday, 12th July, 2016 at Commerce House, 1, Idowu Taylor Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Director General of LCCI, Muda Yusuf, said: “After over four decades of the existence of Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS), trade relations amongst West African countries have remained at a very low level. This is as a result of several gaps and weak commitment to the trade protocols among member states. The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry is the Premier Chamber of Commerce in West Africa, as part of its Government and International Relations engagement will host this event to provide a platform for deliberations on the key issues”

Explaining further, he said:This platform will enable stakeholders to deliberate on economic policies of ECOWAS Member-States, their strength and weakness, multilateral and bilateral trade agreement, ECOWAS trade protocols, how they affect the sub-region’s economic relations with others and make recommendations where necessary.”