The Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC) has named the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) as first in the 2021/2022 Executive Order 001 (EO1) Compliance Report released recently.
PEBEC was set up in 2016 by President Muhammadu Buhari, to remove bureaucratic constraints to doing business in Nigeria, and make the country a progressively easier place to start and grow a business.
Comprising of 10 ministers, the head of civil service of the federation, governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, representatives of Lagos & Kano state governments, the National Assembly and the private sector, the inter-governmental and inter-ministerial one body is chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
The Enabling Business Environment Secretariat (EBES) is the operational arm of PEBEC, assisting the MDAs to implement the reform agenda of the PEBEC.
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In a statement signed by Dr Jumoke Oduwole, special adviser to the President on Ease of Doing Business/PEBEC Secretary, PEDEC said top of the overall top five performing MDAs during the period were the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), which scored 81.48%.
Accordingly, the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) followed with 77.38%; the Oil & Gas Free Zones Authority (OGFZA) came third with 75.80%.
Others are the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) which came 4th with 69.04%. The Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) came 5th, with 68.37%.
Oduwole stated that the ranking is in recognition of excellent performance in view of ongoing tracking of compliance with the Executive Order on the Promotion of Transparency and Efficiency in the Nigerian Business Environment.
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The presidential aide also said the grading report is used to routinely document the impact of the PEBEC reform agenda.
THE Muhammad Buhari administration issued the First Executive Order, Executive Order 001 (EO1) on Transparency and Efficiency in the Business Environment, on May 18, 2017.
The Order is designed to strengthen the implementation of business climate reforms and to deepen collaboration among ministries, departments, and agencies (MDAs) by instituting a systemic change management process for reforms.