Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) today inaugurated law and judicial economy Trade Group to enhance ease of doing business by utilizing law as an instrument for growth and development of businesses within and outside the country.
The President ACCI, Dr. Al-Mujtaba Abubakar who inaugurated the group said, the aim is to create a community of commercial Lawyers and dispute resolution practitioners with specific mandate to utilize the law to expand their practice and business opportunities.
The President, appointed the Vice President Legal ACCI, Mallam Bukhari Bello to chair the group while urging them to relate with National Assembly and working assiduously and steadfast in moving things forward.
While speaking on the term of reference for the group he said, the trade group shall report to the Chamber’s President and EXCO while advising that meetings should be held with all trade groups and Centre before the EXCO meeting. “This will help further in deliberations on results and way forward for the groups and the Centre.”
The vision of the group is to represent the interest of the business community through legislative advocacy, fostering their economic and professional growth through access to justice and the promotion of best practices in commercial dispute resolution and contributing to the knowledge base through interventions and periodic legal advisories.
The functions of the group amongst are; to promote improved participation in Chamber business and activities, organise activities that will promote the legal and judicial sector of the economy and provide legal services, trainings, consultancy services to members.
The newly inaugurated Chairman, Mallam Bello while responding appreciated the President while saying they will relate with National Assembly adding that the good thing is that the Chamber has collaborated with the Assembly in the past and they will definitely do something to engage with them again.