The NACCIMA established in 1960, is the umbrella organization for all the various affiliate member chambers within the country. The Association’s membership is voluntary and it encompasses City, State and Bilateral Chambers, Business/Professional Association and Corporate Bodies. It champions the course of business through its advocacy role and influence public policies that promote free enterprise. The perspective of the NACCIMA is in accordance with contemporary ideas of the chambers of Commerce Movement in a relatively free enterprise economy the world over.
The NACCIMA is a foundation member of the Federation of the West African Chambers of Commerce which provides the common platform for economic operators in the West African sub-region which is covered by the Economic Community of West African States. The Association is also member of International Chamber of Commerce, ICC headquartered in Paris and the African Chambers of Commerce, Head Office of which is in Cairo.
In fulfillment of its mandate, the NACCIMA in collaboration with the Centre for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), Washington D.C. mounted a number of programmes in support of the emerging market economy in the country since the late eighties. Such programme includes public policy Advocacy, Capacity Building for Chamber of Commerce and Business Associations, Business Participation in the Legislative Process, Training for journalists on Business and Economic Reporting and Watch-Dog Function on Economic policies.
NACCIMA publishes and circulates widely its Newsletters, Business Agenda, Legislative Alert, which have over the years proved to be veritable sources of information and ideas for government officials, local and foreign business operators, including the media.