About Us

 

The Benin Chamber of Commerce was incorporated on 20th October 1965, in Nigeria as a non-profit making organization, limited by guarantee (without a share capital) with company registration number RC 4602/T. The founding President of BENCCIMA was Chief Morgan I. Agbontaen. The chamber together with Warri and Sapele Chambers of Commerce formed one umbrella body in the then Bendel State and christened it Bendel Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (BACCIMA). However, these founding Chambers of BACCIMA were autonomous and maintained their separate identities while the umbrella body was operated as a cofederal arrangement among the different Chambers in the then Bendel State of Nigeria.

 

MISSION STATEMENT

The Benin Chamber of Commerce was incorporated on 20th October 1965, in Nigeria as a non-profit making organization, limited by guarantee (without a share capital) with company registration number RC 4602/T. The founding President of BENCCIMA was Chief Morgan I. Agbontaen. The chamber together with Warri and Sapele Chambers of Commerce formed one umbrella body in the then Bendel State and christened it Bendel Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (BACCIMA). However, these founding Chambers of BACCIMA were autonomous and maintained their separate identities while the umbrella body was operated as a co-federal arrangement among the different Chambers in the then Bendel State of Nigeria.

 

FUNDAMENTAL OBJECTIVE OF BENCCIMA

Essentially to “build and promote the community towards attracting investors; ensuring future prosperity of its members through advocacy for good business environment; and to continually be an effective network and unified voice to represent, express and give effect to the opinions of the commercial, industrial and agricultural community and the entire Edo State business sector. Other sub objectives of BENCCIMA include the following:

i. To guide and strengthen the development of member-businesses with quality information, training, advice and service

ii. To provide a network of local, national and international business contacts and opportunities

iii. To actively represent the interest of the business community, locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally

iv. To continue to serve members with courtesy, integrity and efficiency

v. To encourage, motivate and train its staff towards providing services of the highest quality and to recognize their achievements

vi. To analyze economic and business trends as guide to members in particular and Nigeria in general

vii. To promote business undertakings with foreign nations by participating in trade missions, trade delegations, international trade fairs and exhibitions, and by networking directly with foreign trade promotion organizations

viii. To organize conferences, seminars, workshops, business meetings where members can come together to discuss their common interests with a view to taking joint action to address issues and matters affecting trade, investments, businesses and economic developments of Edo State and Nigeria and make representations to relevant authorities

ix. To assist the Government in economic development through participation in various committees, boards, etc.