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Made in Nigeria products: National Assembly reviews laws, business pacts

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Jaafar Jaafar
Jaafar Jaafar
Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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The National Assembly will kick-start a holistic review of laws and business agreements entered as part of efforts to ease doing business in Nigeria and promote Made in Nigeria products.

Nigeria’s acting president, Yemi Osinbajo had last week signed three Executive Orders, one of which was on business environment and promoting Made in Nigeria products.

Osinbajo subsequently held an interactive session with both public and civil servants on Wednesday on the Executive Order, to promote and smoothens the process of doing business in Nigeria.

In the same vein, the Senate president, Bukola Saraki said on Wednesday that the review would form part of the National Assembly’s Business Environment Round table, NASSBER, first anniversary scheduled to commence from June 5.

He said the 8th National Assembly is hosting the round table event tagged “Creating Opportunity through Legislation”, with the support of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group, NESG, the Nigeria Bar Association – Section on Business Law, NBA-SBL, and supported by the U.S. Department for International Development

Mr Saraki’s aide on new media, Bamikole Omishore said in a state that the anniversary would include interactive sessions to discuss the effectiveness of all legislative interventions.

“The NASSBER Anniversary and Annual Dialogue Event will play host to top government and business leaders with keynote addresses to be presented by the Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara, while Dr. Doyin Salami, will examine the effect of NASSBER interventions on the business environment and the Nigerian economy.

“The occasion affords stakeholders the opportunity to review NASSBER’s accomplishment in year one and also shape the agenda for the platform in 2018 by setting out a policy and legislative framework to support Made-In-Nigeria goods and services, thereby boosting competitiveness and economic growth.

“Since its inception, the platform has made significant strides and a number of business environment, BE, related bills are at different stages of consideration and passage in both chambers of the National Assembly,” Mr Omishore said.

It will also highlight and celebrate the success of NASSBER so far and consider several aspects of NASSBER’s role and legacy in promoting a competitive economy and healthy business environment, he said.

NASSBER is a public-private platform established in March 2016 that brings critical stakeholders from the private sector, legislature and executive to debate, deliberate and advocate a coherent legal framework to advance business environment legislation through the National Assembly.



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