The Nigeria British Chamber of Commerce has reiterated its commitment to attract investments from the United Kingdom to Nigeria.

The newly elected President of the chamber, Ray Atelly, stated this during his acceptance speech at the NBCC 44th Annual General Meeting on Thursday.

Atelly promised that the executives of the chamber would work hard to take NBCC to new heights.

According to him, his plan of action would be premised on building upon the efforts of this predecessor.

He said, “As we watch economic policies and events in Nigeria, so shall we monitor events in Britain. Wherever our members are, we must be there to contribute towards creating an enabling environment for their lawful operations.

“We shall be partners in progress with the Nigerian and British governments. We shall equally dialogue with other chambers and business entities in the United Kingdom. We shall open up investment opportunities in Nigeria to our British colleagues. We also stand ready to assist sub-nationals in Nigeria to attract tangible investments that will create gainful employment for the citizenry.”

On her part, the immediate-past President of the chamber, Bisi Adeyemi, said the NBCC under her leadership navigated through the challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic to build a stronger, advocacy-focused chamber.

According to her, during her tenure as the NBCC president, the chamber was able to record impressive strides including improving value proposition for members and strengthening the headquarters for improved service delivery.

She added that the chamber integrated British businesses into its membership and refocused sectoral groups for maximum impact.

She said, “The chamber ushered in the year 2022, deploying technology to deliver on our initiatives. Emerging from the throes of the pandemic, we had built resilience and recorded remarkable success with our impactful programmes as the foremost bilateral chamber of commerce in Nigeria. I am most appreciative of the high level of commitment and support you all have shown over the past two years.”

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