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Lagos Chamber of Commerce & Industry (Reviewed, 10th May 2001) Tell your friends about this page! Email it to them.

Brief History

Mega Plaza, Victoria Island, LagosThe Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, established in 1888, is the premier chamber of commerce in Nigeria. It has a membership of about 2000 and plays a crucial role in promoting and developing industrial and commercial opportunities in Nigeria.

The Lagos International Trade Fair

As part of its activities in promoting business in Nigeria and Sub-Saharan Africa, the chamber is the host and organiser of the Lagos International Trade Fair, the largest single exhibition in the West African sub-region. The fair has an ever-increasing number of exhibitors and visitors from all over the world. The fair comes up yearly in November and attracts business people, investors and professionals. This makes it an important business forum. The Chamber organises and receives trade missions, which are aimed at promoting trade relations between Nigeria and the respective countries of such visitors.

(There is a feature story on last year's fair on the news page: You may need to scroll down to the story.)

Other Activities And Functions

The Lagos Chamber of Commerce & Industry has a virile research department, comprising seasoned researchers. It serves as the think-tank of the Chamber. The department is equipped with an up-to-date business library. The Chamber also has an information centre which is a veritable data bank for local and international businesses for information on the entire Nigerian business community. It provides links between local and international businesses. The information centre also publishes a monthly business newsletter, Lagos Chamber businessnews, which is an in-depth source of business information. The Chamber also organises quality skill-based courses supported by cognitive training. The responses to these workshops have been so tremendous and highly successful.

The Business Service Unit of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry offers its foreign contacts the following services and products:


  • The Chamber’s directory - $15 plus mailing (depending on location) 
  • Law Journal - $5 (depending on location) 
  • Lagos Chamber Businessnews – free

Companies’ Location$20 per address.

  • This includes verifying existence of office, telephone, fax and description of office.

Verification of Genuineness

  • The Chamber can verify a company’s true existence and activities as well as incorporation at a fee of $50 per company.

Market Research

  • It Conducts research on market prices, distribution, products\services as well business partners. Total costs depend on the scope and depth of the proposal. The Chamber however $50 per man/day.

Business Facilitation

For foreign contacts and businesses who wish to visit Nigeria for business meetings, the Chamber can make the following arrangements: 

  • Hotel booking Invitation letter for visa application 
  • Transportation 
  • Secretarial services 
  • Translator services 
  • Conferences 
  • Business presentation

Miscellaneous Services

The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry produces a monthly newsletter that is distributed to its 2000 members who are decision makers in the business sector. There is also a chance for foreign entrants into the Nigerian market to advertise in the newsletter. Please contact the details for more information and rates.


The Manager,
Business Service Unit,
The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry,
Commerce House,
1 Idowu Taylor Street,
Victoria Island,
P.O.Box 109, Lagos, Nigeria
Telephone: +234-1-2623665, 2613917, 7746617
Fax: +234-1-2623665-6
Email: [email protected]; [email protected]

The Information Centre,
The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry,
Commerce House,
1 Idowu Taylor Street,
Victoria Island,
P.O.Box 109, Lagos, Nigeria.
Telephone: Same as to the left
Fax: Same as to the left
Email: [email protected] 

See also: National Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines & Agriculture

Picture: Mega Plaza, Victoria Island, Lagos.

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