Barrister Emmanuel Cobham a lawyer, journalist, broadcaster, and administrator has been appointed as the new Director General of Nigerian Chamber of Commerce Industry Mines and Agriculture.
An official statement from NACCIMA said Cobham is endowed with an excellent inter-personal, communication, and administrative skills: “He bestrides the public and the private sector managing information and providing leadership in the last twenty five years.”
The statement further added that Barrister Cobham has wide and varied experience which he garnered working at senior levels in the state, national and international organisations.
He had served as a Correspondent on the network service of NTA, served four different Military Administrators and one civilian Governor of Cross River State as Chief Press Secretary and Director of Press Affairs from 1992 to 1999.
He worked briefly at the African Union Commission, AU, as Legal Officer in the Security Arrangements and Ceasefire Commission, one of the three Commissions during the 7th Round of the Talks on the future of Darfur in Abuja, thus putting him in a good stead to appreciate the workings of International organisations.
He had served as Executive Secretary, Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, (MAN) Cross River / Akwa Ibom States Branch, and lately, Executive Secretary of the Calabar Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture before assuming office as the Director General, Nigerian Association of Chambers, Industry, Mines and Agriculture, NACCIMA.