The Nigerian-American Chamber of Commerce (NACC) has shown confidence that U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration would be less dimmed for Nigeria and also the U.S trade relations.
The National vice-chairman and Chairman of the 60th Anniversary Committee, NACC, Ehi Braimah, gave the peace of mind that the Nigerian-American Chamber of Commerce would benefit from the friendlier climate during a news conference in Lagos on 19th 2021 and in line with him, the primary few actions taken by President Joe Biden has been a heartfelt call to Nigerians and Nigeria, precisely appointing three Nigerians into prominent positions of his administration.
Ehi Braimah gave the reassurance that the Chamber is searching for and would take advantages of the various opportunities that exists under the U.S administration, a number of which he believes would come through internal and external trade missions between the 2 countries (Nigeria and America).
According to him, he said, “l believe opportunities are here under a friendlier administration. And it’s best we cash in of the friendlier climate. the long run continues to be bright in spite of the worldwide economic recession that was imposed upon us by the COVID-19 pandemic. We are optimistic that working with our partners here in Nigeria and also the U.S., we are able to have an unlimited measure of things going and it’ll have a salutary effect on the economy.”
Also speaking was the NACC National President, Toyin Akomolafe, who highlighted that the Chamber would advocate for the African Growth and Opportunity Act, an initiative of the federal government to open up a preferential window of trade opportunities to chosen countries in Africa, with Nigeria inclusive. Akomolafe, National President, added that NACC would also continue B-2-B engagements through events and inward & outward missions.
The Chairman, Programmes Committee, Adebola Williams, stated that the act would run its course in five years’ time which the Chamber would work to create the foremost of the chance between now and then. She made it known that it’s unfortunate that Nigeria started slightly late, but from what we’re seeing now and with the Chamber’s contribution, the Chamber is trying as much as possible to make sure that a lot of our members, especially small and medium-sized enterprises (SME’s) become involved,” she said.