The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry has unveiled Kaymu.com.ng MD Evangeline Wiles, amongst others, as an LCCI Goodwill Ambassador in preparation for the 2014 Lagos International Trade Fair. The unveiling ceremony took place on the 14th of October at the Chamber head office in Victoria Island, Lagos.
The LCCI Goodwill Ambassadors are inspirational people who share a commitment with the chamber of commerce and industry to develop and promote the Nigerian economy. They possess widely recognized talent in the business, arts, sciences, literature, entertainment, sports or other fields of public life and will help generate public awareness and understanding of trade, commerce and development causes, as well as inspire broad, positive, committed action in support of LCCI and LITF’S mandate and priorities.
In his opening speech, the Chairman of the Trade Promotion Board, Chief Dr Michael Olawale Cole stated: “The Goodwill Ambassadors have put the country first in everything they have done, I will not be surprised seeing them on TV for national honours”.
Wiles, in her acceptance speech thanked the Chamber for deeming her worthy of being selected. “The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry is known for promoting trade and entrepreneurship, which is at the core of Kaymu’s business model. I am committed to promoting SMEs in my service as an LCCI Goodwill Ambassador”, she stated.
Media Personality, Olisa Adibua giving a vote of thanks on behalf of the ambassadors, added, “Today is a good day for me and my fellow Ambassadors, I am very happy and I look forward to working with the Chamber and promoting it”.
Other Ambassadors unveiled at the event are Tuface Idibia, Olisa Adibua, Toke Makinwa, Toolz, Kunle Afolayan, Vector, Brymo , Funke Okpeke (M.D Mainone Cable), Martin Mabutho (GM, Marketing Mutichoice) and Lerin Davis.