The National Assembly has begun moves to review all intervention and laws that had been geared in the last one year towards improving the ease of doing business in Nigeria.
The review by the National Assembly is part of the one year anniversary of the National Assembly Business Environment Roundtable (NASSBER).
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.
In a statement signed by Mr Bamikole Omishore, Special Assistant, New Media to the Presient of the Senate, the anniversary would include interactive sessions to discuss the effectiveness of all legislative interventions.
The review with theme: “Creating Opportunity through Legislation” for local businesses will begin on June 5, 2017.
The event is being organized by the 8th National Assembly in partnership with 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.
Omishore stated that the event would 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 it would also appraise the benefits of collaboration between the legislature and the private sector; as well as the inauguration of the Steering Committee, Technical Committee and Working Groups.
“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,” he stated.
“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,” 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 legislations through the National Assembly.