FIC Report (Abia State) – Abia State Deputy Governor, Sir. Ude Oko Chukwu has assured that the present administration will do all in its power to ensure that the Ease Of Doing Business in the State yields the desired result of attracting investors to the State.
Sir. Oko Chukwu gave the assurance during the Abia State Ease Of Doing Business Council Meeting held at Govt House, Umuahia mandated every Ministry and MDAS to upload their activities to the Abia State Website to enable the State benefit from the Federal Govt/ World Bank Funds to enhance the Ease Of Doing Business across the State.
The Deputy Governor and Chairman of the Council named the Ministries of Justice, Finance, Lands and Survey, Works, Transport, Board of Internal Revenue, Education For Employment, SME& New Business Development, Accountant General Office, PPP, Trade and Investment and other revenue yielding Ministries and Agencies as very critical in this regard.
He further stressed the need for all Stakeholders to think outside the box on how to harness all the mineral deposits across the State as a way of shoring up and improving on the State’s Internally Generated Revenue in addition to bringing in Investors to invest in the State which are in line with discussions arrived at the Federal Executive and Governor’s Forum Meetings.
In his presentation, the State’s Focal Person, Chief Chinenye Nwaogu said the Federal Government is desirous of going forward in improving business and creating an enabling environment for Investors and thanked the Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu’s led administration for ensuring that Abia is among the five States that scored high in Ease Of Doing Business across the Country.
Chief Nwaogu disclosed that each State is expected to develop a framework to ensure MDAs responsible for each reform area develop, publicize and implement reforms to help the States meet the requirements for receiving funds supporting its reform implementation.