The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, LCCI, has invited the three key presidential candidates in the 2023 general elections to a forum to present and defend their economic agenda.
The LCCI said that that as part of its public policy advocacy has continuously explored ways of creating a conducive business environment in Nigeria through positive engagement with Governments at all levels.
The Commerce has over the years offered a platform where Governorship and Presidential candidates from major political parties in Nigeria present their plans for Private Sector development in Nigeria.
The LCCI has hosted this series of forum successfully over the last four political transitions (16 years) in the Country.
While the LCCI is non-partisan, Private Sector operators are however interested in the economic agenda of the candidates and their plans to make a better Nigeria in the next dispensation.
The Chamber has therefore put in motion the 2022 edition of the Private Sector Economic Forum for the 2023 Presidential election.
The forum, which is scheduled to hold on three separate dates at the Commerce House Victoria Island, Lagos provides a first-hand opportunity for Presidential candidates of the three leading political parties to speak to the organized private sector on their Economic blueprint for Nigeria.
According to the timetable, the People’s Democratic Party’s Presidential Candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, would be hosted on Tuesday, September 13th, 2022, at 9.30am and the Labour Party’s Presidential Candidate, Mr. Peter Obi: Wednesday, September 14th, 2022, at 9.30am, while All Progressive Congress Party’s Presidential Candidate, Alhaji Bola Ahmed Tinubu: Friday, October 28th at 9.30am.
The physical event which will be streamed on all LCCI Social Media platforms also provides an opportunity for participants to ask questions from the Presidential candidates on their manifesto.
The Chamber said it remains committed to a strong Electoral process that will aid the growth and development of the Nigerian Economy