FG reinstates commitment to ease of doing business initiatives

By Prince Okafor
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HE Federal Government  has emphasised its commitment to the implementation of the National Action Plan, NAP, and ease of doing business in Nigeria, stressing that it will solicit private sector support for partnerships towards achieving the set goals.

Recall that, the President Muhammadu Buhari led administration recently established the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council, PBEC, with the aim of reviewing and addressing all encumbrances in the business environment.

Subsequently, the Enabling Business Environment Secretariat, EBES, under the leadership of the Office of the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo and the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr. Okey Enelamah, initiated a 60-day strategy and National Action Plan to achieve the set goals and to improve Nigeria’s performance on the ease of doing business ranking.

In a breakfast meeting in Lagos, EBES, organized by the Nigeria Economic Summit Group, NESG, weekend, Enelamah, stated: “As a government, we are committed to the partnership with the private sector, and the support to the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council, PEBEC, is absolutely critical. I am positive that we are on a journey together, and that journey will absolutely come out right and we will have the right outcome eventually.

“Movement of people and goods in and out of the country, transparency in government, regulations, registering business amongst others, all those areas are receiving attention, and I think that the important thing is to implement rightly, consistently and also sustainably.”

In her presentation, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Industry, Trade and Investment, Mrs. Jumoke Oduwole, said that there was a strong correlation between a country’s “Ease of Doing Business” and its economic prosperity. She said, “the NAP-60 plan will address challenges across the priority areas and was shared publicly last February to ensure full accountability.”

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