The Onitsha Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture, ONICCIMA has elected a new President, Chief Augustine Ibeme, to pilot affairs of the chamber for the next two years.
Others elected alongside the President were, Mr. Chinedu Nwonu-first Deputy President, Justice Okaro-second Deputy President, Onyekachi Damian-vice President finance, Vitalis Muoedu-Vice President Public Relations, Edike Efobi-legal Adviser, Obinna Akpuchukwu-legal Adviser 2 and 37 other council members.
Speaking shortly after the election held at the ONICCIMA Secretariat, GRA Onitsha, Ibeme vowed to complete the Secretariat building.
He also pleaded with Governor Chukwuma Soludo to come to the rescue of the people in the State by providing them with enabling environment to do their businesses.
Out-gone President, Chief Kevin Obieri, expressed satisfaction with the smooth conduct of the election, stressing the need for all members to assist in the progress of the chamber.
While lamenting decline in revenue base, which he attributed to current economic hardship, Obieri urged the newly elected executive to ensure completion of the secretariat of the chamber.
Highlight of the occasion was acceptance and recognition of Barr. Obinna Akpuchukwu as second legal adviser