President Muhammadu Buhari on
Sunday in Nairobi, Kenya, assured that Nigeria would be one of the most
attractive and easiest places of doing business in the world by 2019.
The President, in a statement
issued in Abuja, was speaking at a plenary session on “Dialogue with the
Private Sector” at the sixth Tokyo International Conference for African Development
(TICAD VI) in Nairobi.
According to him, his
administration is implementing policies and measures to create right and
enabling environment for business and investors in Nigeria.
Nigeria is currently ranked 169 out
of 189 countries by the World Bank, according to the Bank’s 2016 Ease of Doing
President Buhari told the session
,attended by several African leaders, Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and
international business executives, that his administration’s vision and
objective was to make Nigeria one of the top investment destinations in the
world, within the shortest possible time.
“We believe government has a
particular responsibility to create right and attractive environment for
businesses and economic activities to thrive.
“In furtherance of this vision, we
have launched the Presidential Enabling Environment Council, PEEC and
Inter-Ministerial Council to oversee the efforts of government to remove
various bottlenecks that stifle businesses and economic activities.
“This will create economic
activities and the right enabling environment and investment climate in
“The secretariat will include
strong private sector representation that would be led by experienced business
professionals from the private sector,’’ he said.