The inaugural National Assembly Business Environment Roundtable (NASSBER) will hold today (Monday) in Abuja with key stakeholders drawn from the executive, legislature and the private sector coming together to seek workable solutions to the nation’s economic problems.
In a statement in Abuja, Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the Senate President, Yusuph Olaniyonu, said the session would deliberate on the recommendations of the Business Environment Legislation Review Report which was submitted by a team of experts on February 29.
The findings and recommendations of the Business Environment Legislative Review Report, according to him, “provides a framework for the assessment and improvement of legislation and policy affecting businesses in Nigeria and will direct the deliberations at the first NASSBER event.
“The discussions will cover Competition; Doing Business; Infrastructure (Public-Private Partnerships, Rail, Maritime and Roads); Finance and Investment; Intellectual Property and e-business; and taxation amongst others,” Olaniyonu stated.
A further aim of the NASSBER, he noted, is to ensure that the private sector plays an active and effective role in the formulation of public policy.
He added: “The National Assembly Business Environment Roundtable is a platform designed to ensure that through research and advocacy, the Private Sector, Legislature and Executive engage to promote relevant and sound public policy.
“The National Assembly Business Environment Roundtable hopes to achieve a number of specific objectives, including: Legislative reform as it pertains to improving the business environment in Nigeria; Strengthening the foundation of the Nigerian Economy by ensuring smart and effective regulation.”
The statement added that the roundtable event will be the first in a series of similar events aimed to drive forward the reforms in the national economy.
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