Nigerian govt unveils app to drive ease of doing business

The Senior Special Assistant, Industry, Trade and Investment to the President, Office of the Vice President, Dr Jumoke Oduwole, made the announcement on Friday in Abuja.

She said the platform would facilitate the escalation and resolution of issues encountered with Ministries, Departments and Agencies of government towards ensuring a more business-friendly environment.

Oduwole said the app was co-launched by the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr Okey Enelamah; the Chairman, Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria, Mr Adedotun Sulaiman at the Regulatory Conversations event.

She said the theme of the event was ‘Improving Transparency and Ease of Doing Business in Nigeria’.

She said the programme featured a panel of discussants and stakeholders from the public, private sector and civil society, with a focus on issues bordering on transparency and efficiency of service delivery in Nigeria.

Oduwole said, “PEBEC was established in July 2016 to remove delays and restrictions that come with doing business in Nigeria, and make the country an easier place to start and grow a business.

“Supported by Executive Order 001 signed in 2017 to promote transparency and efficiency in the business environment, PEBEC has undertaken to drive EO1’s six directives, which aim to address specific limitations identified in the civil and public service systems.”

She said so far, a high level of success across several areas had been recorded, and MDAs had made significant improvements.

Oduwole said, “Many have taken up the challenge to deliver more transparent and efficient services to their customers in alignment with EO1, with a number of notable milestones achieved.

“EO1 has been acknowledged as one of the Federal Government’s most innovative strategic initiatives to deliver quick, pragmatic changes in the doing business environment.”

She said EO1 sought to drive domestic and foreign investment that would created employment and stimulate the econom by aspiring to overcome the lack of trust in public systems.

Oduwole said that when fully implemented, EO1 would transform the way the Federal Government and its MDAs serve the business community and the public at large, describing it as a blueprint for fundamental government reform in Nigeria.

According to her, the REPORTGOV.NG mobile app is available on the Google Play store, and is coming soon to the iOS store to enable users to give feedback or complaint that will drive continuous improvement in service delivery and public protection efforts.


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