2021 Annual Conference: CICAN Rolls Out The Drum In Honour Of Distinguished Industrialists, Firms



The Commerce and Industry Correspondents Association of Nigeria (CICAN) is set to host it’s 2021 Annual conference during which it plans to honour some selected distinguished industrialists and companies in the industrial and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) sectors in the country.

This fact is contained in a media statement issued made available to the media recently in Lagos by the association

The statement disclosed that the event with the theme ” The impacts of management of Forex on Real & SMEs secror”, will attract many captains of industry and top financial operatives, who were been expected to discuss the impacts of Forex shortage on their firms in particular and the country in general.

The statement stressed that the forum would provide the real sector & SMEs and financial operators opportunity to tell their stories.

The statement added that the forum would provide CICAN members the opportunity to fully beam their searchlight on the impacts and scarcity of FX on the country’s manufacturing sector in particular and SMEs sector which has had stunted growth over the years due to the myriads of challenges they have grappled with over the years.

The statement further disclosed that some captains of industry  expected to grace the occasion include the President of Nigeria Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture ( NACCIMA), the President of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria ( MAN) Engr Mansur Ahmed, tPresident of National Association of Small Scale Enterprises (NASME), Banks executives, industrialists, top journalists and the members of the public.

The event billed for December 16, 2021, is scheduled to hold at the prestigious Lagos Airport Hotel, Ikeja..

Accordingto the statement, CICAN will use the opportunity of the forum to recognize some renowned industrialists for their great stride and perseverance towards sustaining  their business operations despite the many challenges they have grappled with over the years.

Some of the manufacturers to be honour include ; a renowned industrialist His Royal Highness Igwe Chris Oranu Chidume, the Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer of Kris Oral Group of Companies, Ogbaru, Anambra State, the Managing Director of Coleman Wires and Cables Mr.George Onofowokan, the Nigeria Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture ( NACCIMA), the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria ( MAN), Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing ( IVM), the Bank of Industry ( BOI) and MedPlus Pharmaceuticals Limited and some other local firms who have forged on with their operations despite the daunting challenges they have contended with over the years.

It would be recalled that CICAN is one of the most reputable beat association affiliated to the Nigeria Union of Journalists ( NUJ), with it’s National Headquarters in Lagos and affiliate body in Abuja, Aba and some other cities wher there are concentration of manufacturing firms.

CICAN is the umbrella associstion of journalists that report and analyse the country’s real sector , SMEs , commerce and the manufacturing sectors.

Every year end, CICAN usually assembles captains of industry, SMEs and other stakeholders to discuss issues that affect the real sector and SMEs in the country.