Edo restates commitment to improving business environment
The Edo State Government has reaffirmed its commitment to providing an enabling environment for businesses to thrive, assuring local and foreign investors of the safety and security of their investments in the state.
The Commissioner for Public Security and Safety, Omololu Ojehomon gave the assurance during a technical session on ease of doing business in Edo State, held at the Government House, Benin City.
Ojehomon, who noted that the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led administration has pursued policies and programmes to improve the business environment in the state, reassured that the government will sustain efforts to ensure a peaceful atmosphere for businesses to thrive.
She noted, “The Edo State Government has made it paramount that it provides a secured environment for its citizens and businesses to stabilize the economy in the state which will lead to the improvement of the daily living of all Edo people.”
On her part, the President of the Benin Chamber of Commerce, Industry Mines and Agriculture (BENCCIMA), Mrs. Aina Omo-Ojeonu reiterated the importance of the ease of doing business in the economic development of any society.
According to her, “It’s the government’s business to provide an enabling environment for businesses to thrive as the government really has no business doing business.”
Hailing the government for the Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Ossiomo Power Company to provide stable power and drive the state’s industrial sector, she added, “Edo State has everything and it’s the gateway to Nigeria. The Edo State Government is doing so much but there should be more engagement with the private sector as we are ready for more advocacies that will ensure a better environment.”
On his part, the Commissioner for Communication and Orientation, Andrew Emwanta said the government will continue to place priority on key infrastructure to make Edo safe, secure and productive, ensuring better livelihood for the people and economic prosperity for the state.
He noted that Governor Obaseki has ensured a stable electricity supply through Ossiomo Power and an improved land administration system, among others to ensure a friendly business environment and encourage investors.