The Lagos State Chamber of Commerce and Industry, LCCI has lauded federal government’s effort in changing the way business and operations are conducted in the country moving forward.
The commendation was contained in a press release by the president of the chamber, Dr. Mrs. Nike Akande and made available to ionigeria.com on Tuesday.
“LCCI commends the recently signed Executive Orders by the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, GCON towards changing the ways government business and operations are conducted in the country forthwith. We also note with appreciation the robust level of consultations on ease of doing business that preceded the signing of these Orders.
“The three main pillars of the executive orders – Promotion of Transparency and Efficiency in the Business Environment, support for local contents in public procurement by the Federal Government, and efficient operation and implementation of the federal budget, have been key focus areas of LCCI advocacy campaign over the last few years.
“We believe that the executive orders will impact the ease of doing business, fast-track budgetary administration as well as promote made in Nigeria products. Thus, we urge the Government to ensure that stipulated timelines are strictly adhered to by all the parties affected by the orders. We seek continued consultations and engagement with the business community and the bureaucracy in building understanding and buy-in of all stakeholders.
“On our part, we will track the compliance with these orders by relevant MDAs, follow up compliance and report outcomes/feedback from private sector players on an ongoing basis. We call on the state governments to replicate these reforms as applicable in their respective state. This is required to complement the efforts of the Federal Government on Ease of Doing Business in Nigeria.” It read.