Mr USMAN GARBA SAULAWA
KADUNA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
W : www.kadccima.org
Industry / Sector
Agriculture & Allied Services
Usman G. Saulawa is the Director General of Kaduna Chamber of Commerce, he holds a Masters Degree in Economics from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. Before his assumption of office as Director General, he was at different levels Head of Research and Information and Director Admin and Finance of the Chamber. He attended courses/Workshop both within and outside the country. Some of these courses include, African Regional Internship Programme (ARIP) by Indiana University, Bloomington, USA, Cleveland International Programme (CIP) in 2000, Workshop for Chambers of Commerce in Africa, organized by CCPIT, China to mention just a few.
Mal Usman G. Saulawa has written a number of of articles and edited/coedited a number of publications. He was a one time Editor of the Chamber’s in- house newsletter, KADCCIMA NEWS. He has served in various Committees established by Kaduna State Government, some of which include Main Organizing Committee of KADA Sports Festival………, KADINVEST 3, State Committee on Ease of Doing Business among others. He is a member of a number of Associations such as Nigerian Economic Society (NES), Nigerian Statistical Association (NSA), to mention a few. Economics. He is married with Children
The Kaduna Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture was established in 1973. It is the most active and most influential Chamber in the Northern part of Nigeria. It is also one of the most active Chambers at the National level. It is the first Chamber in the country to be accredited in 2004 by the Centre for International Private Enterprises (CIPE), Washington, DC an outfit of the United States Chambers of Commerce.
The objectives of the chamber among others include the following:-
a. To promote, protect and develop all matters affecting all business
b. To encourage an orderly expansion and development of all segment of the community
c. To organize workshops, conferences, symposia, seminars and tailor-made trainings on new ideas and technologies, leadership and management of both public and private sector undertakings
d. To contribute to the overall economic stability of the community
e. To encourage and promote the nation's private sector
f. To provide a network of national and international business contacts and opportunities through trade fairs, business information.
Presently, there are over two thousand, organizations in the membership register of the Chamber. The businesses which cover all sectors of the economy, ranging from commercial activities to manufacturing, banking, agricultural production, engineering and consultancy services, etc.
In order that member organizations function and contribute effectively to the economic growth of Nigeria, Trade Group were established as follows:
v. Solid Minerals
vi. Banking and Finance
vii. Membership Committee
viii. Public Relations Committee
Each of the Trade Groups and Committees above is co-ordinated by a Vice President in the Council of KADCCIMA.
The Chamber’s Trade Groups meet once month to discuss issues that of great to concern to their members. Such issues/ problems are then forwarded to the concerned authorities through the Executive Council of the Chamber.
The Executive Council is the decision making body of the Chamber. It is headed by the President. The Chamber’s Secretariat is headed by the director General of the chamber who is assisted by staff and heads of three (3) major sections.
In addition to the foregoing, KADCCIMA in pursuing its objectives has continued to:-
a. Participate in providing inputs into the government budgets and policies.
b. Championing the formation and development of Chambers of Commerce in the Northern States so that development within this part of the country could be achieved.
c. It organizes Trade Fairs and Exhibitions that are local and International
d. They also organize Trade Missions to other countries
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