Ekiti State Government has assured the World Bank team and the Development Agency for Western Nigeria (DAWN) Commission of its determination to increase investments and intervention in critical areas of the State’s economy by creating enabling environment for investors to thrive in Ekiti State.
The Commissioner for Investment, Trade and Industries, Mr. David Olusoga, gave the assurance in Ado-Ekiti at a one day workshop on ‘Ease of Doing Business’ organized by the Ekiti State Ease of Doing Business Committee.
Mr. Olusoga said that plan is on to bring up policies and economic measures that would be favourable to anyone who is interested in investing in the State.
According to the Commissioner, the State would harmonize the functions of all relevant agencies of government in the location of business to curb multiple taxations and ensure ease of acquiring lands and property for businesses.
The workshop has in attendance the Representatives from the Ministries of Investment, Trade and Industries, Lands and Housing, Agriculture and Local Government.
Others are Ministry of Justice, Office of Transformation and Strategy, (OSTD) and Board of Internal Revenue.
Resource persons from the World Bank, Mrs. Nneka Ekwuozor and DAWN Commission, Mr. Gbenga Wahab, called on the State Government to fashion out universal best practices to encourage the in-flow of investors to Ekiti State.
In his welcome address, the Chairman of Ekiti State Ease of Doing Business Committee, who is also the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Mr. ‘Biodun Oyebanji, promised that the State would work on the recommendations that would emanate from the workshop, while calling on participants to be active and generate policies that would translate to ease of doing business in the State.
Source: Government of Ekiti State, Nigeria