Presidency tasks Competitiveness Board to improve investment climate
By Franklin Alli
President Goodluck Jonathan has charged the newly constituted Board of the National Competitiveness Council to improve the country’s investment climate and create more markets for products made in Nigeria.
The 18-member board, chaired by the Minister of Trade and Investment, Mr. Olusegun Aganga, was inaugurated during the week by Mr. President.
Other members of the board are:President, Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, Chief Kola Jamodu; President, Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote; Director-General, Nigeria Economic Summit Group, Mr. Frank Nweke (jnr);Tony Elumelu and Ms. Funke Adekoya.
“As you are aware, the objective of the Nigerian National Competitiveness Council is to enhance Nigeria’s competitiveness by proposing policy recommendations that will create an economy that attracts domestic and foreign investments without focusing on, or benefitting any specific interest group or sector,” said the President.
According to him, for Nigeria to have its share of the global wealth, we must ensure that we improve our business environment and enhance the competitiveness of firms operating in our country.
“It is only then that these firms will be able to expand their operations and create more jobs and wealth for Nigerians and Nigeria,” he said.