The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), the premier chamber of commerce and a leading voice in the Organised Private Sector (OPS) in Nigeria, is set to hold a graduation ceremony for 49 young entrepreneurs.

All 49 entrepreneurs have successfully participated and completed the 2018 edition of its annual Mentoring Programme.

The graduation ceremony is scheduled to take place today, by 10am, at the LCCI Conference and Exhibition Centre in Ikeja, Lagos. The programme will also feature exhibition of products and services by the graduating mentees.

According to LCCI, these young entrepreneurs will be unveiled and presented with certificates of participation and completion of the annual project.

In a press statement signed by the Director General of LCCI, Muda Yusuf, and made available to Daily Sun, the LCCI boss said the chamber “has continued to wax stronger in its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), especially in the development of youths, Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and the business community at large through its mentoring programme.”

The DG further stressed that, “the mentoring programme is a strategy for positive youth development. It also serves to reduce unemployment in our society. The 2018 edition is the 6th in the series and the LCCI will continue to strive to help build the nation through the development of future captains of industry.”

Yusuf also hinted that relevant agencies and departments of government will also grace the occasion to provide relevant information to the graduating mentees to enable them to compete favorably with their counterparts across the globe. He stated that the ceremony will be presided over by the President of LCCI, Babatunde Ruwase, and other dignitaries from the chamber and government agencies.