- Ease of Doing Business: ‘We’re Working on Bureaucrats’
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo said on Tuesday that the Federal Government was working on the attitude of bureaucrats in order to improve the ease of doing business in the country.
He stated this during an award organised by the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Monday evening.
The event was organised to honour individuals, ministries, departments and agencies that contributed to the recent improvement recorded by Nigeria on the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business ranking.
“We are working hard on the attitudes of bureaucrats and persons who have been charged with the responsibility of making things easy. The whole business of processing pre-investment approvals and all of that should be with a view to making things easy, not with a view to becoming an obstacle of sort,” Osinbajo said.
He said the next few weeks would involve a lot of work, asking all stakeholders to brace for more challenges in the next plan of action towards achieving greater ease-of-doing-business environment.
The Vice-President said there was nothing the country could not achieve if its citizens set their minds on it.
He acknowledged the role of the National Assembly towards the progress recorded.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, in an interview with State House correspondents, said the National Assembly only carried out its constitutional duty in passing two bills aimed at facilitating the ease of doing business in Nigeria.“It was contingent upon the National Assembly to do all we can within the shortest time possible we had to support government’s initiative in order to improve the ease of doing business in this country,” he said.