Advocacy Activities

Advocacy Activities

Advocacy Activities

The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industries is the largest and leading advocate of best business policy and practice in Nigeria.

We promote and protect the interests of our members and the business community at large through public policy advocacy and observance of highest standard of business ethics. This we achieve through research and evidence base advocacy activities through:

  • Regular engagement with the government and policy makers
  • Regular business Clinic and round tables
  • Regular provision of data and evidence through quarterly field survey of business environment and operators
  • Coalition with other business management organization across the country
  • Strong partnership with multilaterals and international development organizations
  • Dialogues and moral suasion
  • Annual Award for commerce & business excellence to deserving institutions

LCCI Advocacy Programmes/Activities in Year 2016

Boosting Legal and Regulatory Environment for Businesses Across the sectors Identified the specific legal and regulatory reforms/requirements needed to unlock economic opportunities across all sectors and subsectors in Nigeria and Advocate policy reforms Q1-2016
LCCI/PWC Programme: Options for Government fiscal and Economic Crisis Improve the ease of doing business and reduce cost of operation through fixing of the lingering issues (fixed charges, metering, efficiency) in the power sector Q1-2016
Resolving Power Sector Issues – Stakeholders Forum & Survey Suggest Optimal options for Government on the lingering fiscal and Economic challenges Q2-2016
Tax Issues in the private sector – Forum & Survey Improve the ease of doing business and reduce cost of operation through fixing of the lingering issues (double taxation, illegalities & infractions) in the tax system Field survey, report of key indicators/ findings, Host stakeholders engagements/forums, send Memoranda & Communique to relevant authorities, media & publicity campaign to pressure the actors and ensure recommended solutions are implemented Q3-2016
LCCI & CIPE Joint Project on Trade facilitation through Port Governance Reforms Improve the ease of doing business and reduce cost of operation through fixing of the lingering issues (infrastructure collapse, PAAR, delays, demurrage, infractions) associated with customs and port operations Full Year


Lagos State Gubernatorial Debate Gubernatorial Candidate of the Peoples’ Democratic Party, Mr. Jimi Agbaje and the Candidate of the All Progressives’ Congress, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode. Party members and Lagos business community The Private Sector had the opportunity to listen to the major Lagos State Governorship candidates on their plans for the business community when they get to office. 14th January, 2015
Stakeholders’ Forum on Private Companies’ Conversion Bill Stakeholders from multinationals and the biggest telecom firms in Nigeria were in attendance. Notable amongst them are MTN, Shell, Chevron, Total, Airtel, Etisalat, Shoprite, OLAM, Unilever, Lagos business community Issues around the likely negative impact the Bill will have on the Investment Climate in Nigeria were extensively discussed. Memorandum generated and sent to authorities 27th January, 2015
Strategy Session on Investment Climate in Lagos State Selected Chief Executives of Lagos business community attended across all the sector. Memorandum and paper generated and sent to Lagos State Government and the executives In the front burner were issues around taxation, access to land, access to credit by SMEs, land documentation, industry standardization. 7th July, 2015
Private Sector Policy Dialogue with CBN on the Restrictive Foreign Exchange Policies Three Directors from the CBN graced the session to provide answers to queries from business operators. Industry operators interacted with the CBN officials on issues around forex restrictions The CBN was expected to make adjustments to the policy with a view to reducing the adverse effects on businesses. Memorandum generated and sent to authorities 8th July, 2015
Focus Group Discussion on the Impact of CBN Forex Restriction Policies Chief Executives of Selected companies, banks and industry analysts all attended to share their views on how the policy is impacting on their operations. The discussions exposed various ways in which the policy was affecting businesses across several sectors. A memorandum was generated and disseminated to all relevant government authorities in both executive and legislature 4th September, 2015
Stakeholders’ Forum on Regulatory Institutions NAFDAC, SON, LASEPA. NESREA, National Agricultural Quarantine Service, Association of Fast Foods and Confectioneries of Nigeria (AFFCON), MAN Toiletries & Cosmetics Group, Operators like Unilever, Coca-Cola, Nigerian Breweries, Chevron, Chelarams, British-American Tobacco Company, Cybele Cosmetics, UAC of Nigeria, UAC Foods, Tantalizers Poly Products, Dansa Foods, PZ Cussons, Vitafoam etc A communique generated at the end of the event revealed the following: Overlapping functions amongst the regulatory agencies; Imported products killing local industries (especially cosmetics and toiletries); Rejection of reports by the agencies and insistence on fresh reports as a way of extorting money from operators; Better Funding of the agencies by the government so they do not depend on levies; Automation of operations in agencies to reduce human interface. 20th March, 2015