What We Do
The Benin Chamber of Commerce through its regular advocacy programme sensitizes the State Government towards offering special incentives to investors who show genuine interest in the agro and agro-allied subsector especially processing, preservation, and export of local agricultural produce. In a bid towards making Edo State a hub of economic activities in Nigeria especially because of its centrality and comparative advantage in location, the Chamber sensitizes members and the business community on local content development. With a little spur from investors, the farmers will be able to expand their output and improve on the standard of raw materials available for agro-industry.
The Chamber collaborates with the State Government and also partners with local and international agencies to help agricultural investors to improve their yields and get better prices for their products.
The mining industry in Nigeria generally continues to grow and draw more media attention yearly. While accounting for just 0.3% of the country’s GDP, it remains a lucrative one, as the future holds even more prospects.
The greatly underdeveloped state of the mining industry causes Nigeria to import a bulk of her minerals, which could have been produced locally. Its neglect was largely caused by the discovery of oil in 1956. This affected the mineral extraction industries and caused the government’s focus to shift far off from mineral resources to oil & gas.
Many years have long passed and the value of different mineral resources have jumped several times more than they were years ago, thereby creating a very abundant, lucrative, and largely untapped market for people who love to exploit ignored business opportunities. Edo State provides great opportunity for investors in the mining industry.