Sanwo-Olu to host captains of business Tuesday




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All is now set for the ninth version of the Lagos Company Meeting, a periodic engagement session tagged ‘BOS Meets with Enterprise Neighborhood,’ throughout which the Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu meets leaders of the organised non-public sector.

The governor will meet them to debate business-related points equivalent to infrastructure growth, enterprise laws, MSME challenges, taxes, income, safety, transportation, visitors administration, and know-how.

A press release issued late Sunday evening by the Commissioner for Data and Technique, Gbenga Omotoso stated this version which comes up on Tuesday, July 9, 2024, with the theme: ‘Unpacking Limitations to Ease of Doing Enterprise, Accelerating Enterprise Development’ can be held at Eko Conference Centre, Eko Lodge & Suites in Victoria Island.

Omotoso stated audio system for the occasion included eminent personalities just like the Governor of Central {Bank} of Nigeria (CBN), Dr. Olayemi Cardoso; Particular Adviser to the President on Ease of Doing Enterprise and Presidential Enabling Enterprise Surroundings Council (PEBEC), Dr. Jumoke Oduwole; Director-Normal, Nationwide Company for Meals and Drug Administration and Management (NAFDAC), Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, and the Director-Normal, Requirements Organisation of Nigeria (SON), Dr. Ifeanyi Chukwunonso Okeke.

Others included the Govt Chairman, Federal Inland Income Service (FIRS), Mr. Zacch Adedeji; the Comptroller-Normal, Nigeria Customs Service, B. A. Adeniyi, and the Chairman, Affiliation of Native Governments of Nigeria (ALGON), Kolade Alabi.

“The occasion might be hosted by Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and may have members of the Lagos State Govt Council, Everlasting Secretaries, and Heads of related Departments and Businesses of presidency in attendance. Others will embrace, Speaker, Lagos State Home of Meeting, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, and Chairman, Committee on Commerce, Cooperatives, Commerce & Funding, Hon. Mustaina Abiodun Tobun,” he stated.

Talking on the significance of the occasion, the Commissioner for Commerce, Cooperative, Commerce and Funding, Mrs. Folashade Ambrose-Medebem stated that this version of the Company Meeting is a fulfilment of the promise made by Governor Sanwo-Olu on the final version to dedicate the upcoming periodic meeting to unpacking the challenges that organisations doing enterprise in Lagos encounter with sovereign establishments of the Federal Authorities.

“A part of the strategic intents of this version is to see how points revolving round prevailing complaints associated to a number of taxation, levies, infrastructure challenges, and regulatory burdens will be transparently mentioned,” she stated.

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As well as, she additionally stated that the meeting gives a platform for presenting and addressing challenges and points referring to doing enterprise in Lagos, with clear directives usually given to the accountable MDAs for his or her decision.

This strategy, she added, has made the meeting an important software for enhancing cooperation and problem-solving between the federal government and the enterprise group.

Mrs. Ambrose-Medebem restated the State authorities’s dedication to enhancing the benefit of doing enterprise, even amid the worldwide {economic} challenges.

“As a responsive and accountable authorities, the Babajide Sanwo-Olu administration recognises that ease of doing enterprise is essential to {economic} progress and growth, and we’re working assiduously in direction of enhancing this day by day, by means of the implementation of varied types of reforms. Over time, now we have prioritised the availability of a pleasant setting that will help present companies whereas attracting extra International Direct Funding (FDI)”, she stated.

On the agenda, she disclosed that this 12 months’s session will, amongst different issues, function shows by the assorted State and Federal companies and a Q&A interactive session.

On his half, the State Commissioner for Data and Technique, Gbenga Omotoso stated, “this Lagos Company Meeting has develop into a staple occasion, held periodically, and has helped in strengthening relationship between the State Authorities and the Organized Personal Sector (OPS).”

He additionally disclosed that earlier editions have recorded important achievements equivalent to granting water licensing concessions to the Organised Personal Sector, together with a five-year arrears waiver and a 75% allow waiver by the State authorities.


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