LCCI, others explore job creation to cushion economic hardship

LCCI, others explore job creation to cushion economic hardship | Daily Report Nigeria

The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry in collaboration with the Nigeria Philanthropy Office has opted for job creation as a tool to address the economic hardship in the country.


This was disclosed during a webinar on Tuesday themed ‘Stimulating Corporate Philanthropy and Impact Investing for Job Creation in Nigeria,’ which was hosted by the Nigeria Philanthropy Office, in collaboration with the Impact Investors Foundation and the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

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The LCCI Director General, Chinyere Almona, said the LCCI was willing to partner with NPO to see more member organisations invest in people and their communities.


Almona said, “The LCCI has four pillars of reference to impact investing.


“There is the macro-level pillar, where the chamber organises workshops and seminars, examines case studies and tells success stories and the legal pillar which encourages a legal framework for organisations and legislation of other guidelines.”


She noted that at the intermediary pillar, the LCCI would work with companies as philanthropy consultants and impact investing advisors.

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She added, “For the firm-level pillar, LCCI will offer training programmes for employees and improve corporate culture and values in member organisations.”


Speaking on bridging the developmental gap in the country, the keynote speaker, who is also the Chairman of Odua Investment Company, Bimbo Ashiru, illustrated how Odua Investment Foundation was bridging the gap by creating a positive change through youth empowerment, healthcare and digital education for young children to equip them with the skills they need for the future.


He, thereafter, urged organisations to go beyond philanthropy and engage their communities to address critical social challenges.

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