Abuja Chamber of Commerce gets new DG

By Felix Khanoba

The Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) has appointed Ms. Victoria Akai as the new Director General of the organisation.

The President of the Chamber, Prince Adetokunbo Kayode, who made this known during management and staff meeting in Abuja, said the appointment is part of efforts to reorganise the chamber and make it more strategic in the task of developing the economy.

A statement made available to newsmen in Abuja on Sunday and signed by Gena Lubem, Media and Strategy Officer of the Chamber, said until Akai elevation, she was the Director of the Business Entrepreneurial Skills and Technology (BEST) centre of the Chamber.

The statement, which quoted Prince Kayode as saying that the appointment takes immediate effect, commended the former Director General, Tonia Shoyele, for her contribution to the Chamber.

His words: “In the life of an organisation such as ours, there is room for continuity and even change of baton at one point in time or the other. The former DG, Chief Tonia Shoyele has played her part but need to step aside for the incumbent. I wish her all the best in her future endeavours”.

Prince Kayode also announced new management team members of the Chamber that include Mr. Olawale Abdulrasheed- Policy Advocacy Centre (PAC) Coordinator; Ms. Aisha Ado Abdullahi-Director, Dispute Resolution Centre (DRC); Mr. Olulorunmaiye Olawale Jonathan-Senior Manager, Trade Facilitation; Mr. Jude Chime-Executive Director, Abuja Trade Centre (ATC); Mrs. Tinuke Temitope-BEST Head of Program and Mr. Adakola Nurudeen Olanrewaju-Accountant.

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