By G9ija

The Nigerian-American Chamber of Commerce (NACC), and the Lagos State Government have expressed commitment to partner on measures to facilitate trade and empower entrepreneurs in the state.

NACC President, Toyin Akomolafe, during a visit to the Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, pledged the chamber’s continuous support for the administration in stimulating entrepreneurship and trade development.

Akomolafe expressed the chamber’s admiration in respect of the governor’s focused drive in tackling the many challenges of the state.He appreciated his commitment to infrastructural development and his innovative approach to tackling and managing the COVID-19 pandemic effects when it broke out.

He also appreciated the state’s Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives for the level of support received by the chamber so far as well as its unrelenting commitment to sustaining a business-enabling environment.

The Governor, while also appreciating the visit by the representatives of the chamber, opined that the pandemic came, not just with its obvious challenges, but also with significant value-added and innovative technological approaches as well as cost and time saving legacies.

According to him, these were, hitherto, not fully utilised, thereby forcing the business community to think outside the box in achieving desired results with little or no physical interaction.

The Governor added that the laying of the metropolitan fibre network across the State is part of the numerous efforts by his administration to ease business conduct by trying to create a one-stop option for fibre optic cable for Telcos, which is one of the viable solutions to facilitate connectivity, especially with the onset of the global pandemic. He also promised to give attention to some of the requests made by the Chamber.