Ogun Committed To Improving On Ease Of Doing Business- Longe - EDU-BIZNEWS


Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Ogun Committed To Improving On Ease Of Doing Business- Longe

The Ogun State Government has expressed its readiness to continue to intensify  efforts,aimed at improving on processes that will allow entrepreneurs to operate with out hinderance

The State Trade and Investment Commissioner,Mrs. Kikelomo Longe addressing newsmen in Abeokuta, explained that  government has been implementing various guidelines on the Ease of Doing Business as stipulated by the World Bank.

The State Government according to her, is implementing a deliberate and systematic strategy to improve its Ease of Doing Business ranking through establishment of Ogun State Business Environment Council (OGBEC), Ogun Investment Promotion and Facilitation Agency (OGUNINVEST) and the Public Private Partnership (PPP) office, 

She added that government had also set up different technical working groups, to look into registration of properties, payment of taxes, and enforcement of contracts.

Longe  said that the Ministry would commence the computerisation of Business Premises Permit and Registration payments to make it easier for businesses operating in the State.

"The Ministry is automating some of its process to make it more convenient for investors, while the other technical working groups are implementing the requirements of the World Bank, because our focus is to improve on our rating and become number one in the 'Starting a business' indicator of the ranking", the Commissioner said.

The Commissioner noted that these efforts at creating enabling environment for investors was already yielding results, as more investors have commenced operations, while some existing businesses have been expanding despite the negative effects of COVID-19 pandemic.

Mrs. Longe who stated that provision of infrastructural projects of the present administration has significantly attracted investors, said the government through its agreement with reputable service providers was addressing the issue of electricity in a sustainable way, adding that it had carried out a power audit to identify quantity and areas of need.


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