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The Nigerian-British Chamber of Commerce, NBCC achieved another milestone, as it emerged as the first bi-lateral chamber to complete its head office building complex in the country.
This was commended by the Governor of Ondo State, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu, SAN, who was the special guest of honor that commissioned the multi-purpose building.
He described the completion of the NBCC head office as an opportunity to deepen the trade relations between the United Kingdom and Nigeria.
According to him the forthcoming UK-Nigeria investment summit scheduled for August 2021 in Kensington, London will present another opportunity to explore new avenues for boosting trade between both countries.
Governor Akeredolu said Ondo state is open for business and encouraged investors to take advantage of the various opportunities provided by the government which is currently undertaking re-industrialization through investments in areas like the Ondo Industrial park and a Cocoa village covering over 10,00 hectares of land.
The President and Chairman of Council, NBCC, Mr. Kayode Falowo, in his remarks expressed delight at the building's completion which was a top priority of his tenure as Council President.
He paid tribute to the Past Presidents of the Chamber who provided immense support to the actualization of the project and believed it would set the pace for other developments in the trade group.
Falowo said the building would serve as the secretariat of the NBCC, with features that include; Business incubator, Digital library, British center, Seminar room, a Waiting lounge, and Members lounge amongst other facilities.
The NBCC President thanked Asiwaju (Dr.) Michael Olawale Cole also a former President of the Chamber and Chairman of the Plaza committee, for his dedication, hard work, and leadership that brought the project to reality.
Giving his goodwill message the Deputy British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr. Ben Llellewyn Jones congratulated the NBCC on the successful completion of its Head office complex and reaffirmed the commitment of the United Kingdom to improving investments and trade in Nigeria.
He added that despite the UK trade with Nigeria hitting roughly 3.5bn pounds in 2020, the British High Commission aspires to grow it to a significantly larger level.
Past Presidents Mrs. M.R. Adeleke, OON, Asiwaju, and Dr. Michael Olawale Cole alongside a notable member of the chamber, Mr. Cosmas Maduka, Chairman, Coscharis Group described the event as a positive development that supports trade facilitation in the country.