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New PHCCIMA Exco inaugurated, Pledges to focus on 10 point blueprint for new direction

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President of Port Harcourt Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture, PHCCIMA, Chief Nabil Saleh, said his administration would focus on a ten-point blueprint to give a new direction and provide the needed value for sustained advancement of the chamber.

The PHCCIMA boss gave the indication during the 61st inauguration dinner night of the new President Exco and elected council members of PHCCIMA held at the L.A King Hotel and Convention Centre in Port Harcourt. 

He identified his plans as; efforts in membership drive and creating of a helpdesk/ Research/Advisory and Desk for members; organizing workshops and seminars quarterly to build capacity and stimulate businesses; internal and external PHCCIMA networking; building of PHCCIMA Trade Fair Ground/Cluster parks and laying foundation for a new PHCCIMA Complex; Intensified effort in development of MSME’s and entrepreneurship groups and upgrading of PHCCIMA office and staff.

Others include robust and cordial media relationship, regular budgeting and auditing to entrench accountability and transparency and lastly to improve social engagement as a way of relaxing and fostering friendly relationships.

Making his welcome presentation, Chief Nabil Saleh stated that proper positioning of the chamber to be more visible and business-oriented and to commence a set of new revolutionary initiatives that would lift PHCCIMA to the status of the leading Chamber among comity of Chamber of Commerce in the country, and to make Rivers state the investment destination in the country, are part of his administrations priority, adding that he would strive to work and act on behalf of businesses in the state, region and country to foster economic development and interact with Government at all levels.

Hear him: As we are all aware, the Chamber recently conducted a free and fair election that birthed new Excos & Council Elected, with me also emerging as the President. 
Let me use this medium to once more state that my team & I will work for the good and growth of PHCCIMA both with accountability and transparency.

Let me once more appreciate all PHCCIMA members, staff, inaugural committee, friends of the Chamber and loved ones who have helped us get to the point we are today. He expressed gratitude to the governor of Rivers state, Chief Barr. Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, for taking time off his busy schedule to ensure he is represented via the Deputy Governor and assured that the chamber and government will continue to consolidate on existing relationship, thanking NACCIMA and invited guests, others for honoring the invite.

In his remark, the Rivers state Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, Speaking through His Deputy, Dr. (Mrs) Ipalibo Harry Banigo congratulated the President of PHCCIMA Chief Nabil Saleh and his team for the inauguration saying his Administration would continue to execute quality projects that positively impact on the citizenry, he expressed delight that Rivers State is now the destination for national and international events. He said the state Government is delighted to be associated with PHCCIMA, the organized private sector which according to him was part of the strategy to provide an enabling environment for the growth of businesses. The Governor who said Rivers State was mentioned recently as having received the highest direct foreign investment in Nigeria attributed it to the political will and commitment of his Administration to ensure the State remains safe and secure for investors to operate.

According to Governor Wike, multiple taxation which was the order of the day before the advent of his Administration had been stopped through harmonization, noting that issuance of Certificate of Occupancy is a lot easier now.

Elder Hyke Ocha who spoke in behalf of past Presidents assured that they will support the new administration to entrench peace, stability and unity of purpose to forge the chamber ahead.
The representative of the NACCIMA President and former President of Abuja Chamber of Commerce, Chief Dele Oye (SAN) congratulated the new executives, saying PHCCIMA is strategic to chamber movement in the country. He calls for focus and healthy pursuit of the objective and to ensure that member businesses are positively affected.

The highlight of the event was the inauguration of the new exco, followed by dedication by the Pastor of Recovery House Church, Pastor Ugochukwu Unachukwu, and the unveiling of the 5th edition of Commerce Port Harcourt Magazine.












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