The Onitsha Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture was established in 1954 under the leadership of Late Chief C.T Onyekwelu as the pioneer President.
The overriding objective of the founders was to establish an organization that would promote the development of commerce and industry, advocate for and protect the interest of the organized private sector (O.P.S) operators, provide vital business links and statistical information to its members in particular and the business community in general within the famous commercial city of Onitsha and environ. The activities of the Chamber were severely disrupted by the civil war. However, the organization was reactivated in 1977 and has since then grown exponentially. In summary, the Chamber works as an independent interventionist agency and in that regard and capacity;
The Onitsha chamber of commerce, industry, mines and agriculture is the central organisation for collecting, distributing and disseminating information of a commercial/business nature especially regulations, tariffs, opportunities for trade and other matters affecting local and international markets.
Taking leadership role in organized private sector advocacy through effective representation and impactful interventions.
To act as a catalyst to private enterprise development through the promotion of socio-economic advancement of members in particular and the business community as a whole.