The Honorable Minister for Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr Okechukwu Enelamah, will lead a delegation from the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC) to the NSE for a courtesy visit on the 29th April and they will be honored with a Closing Gong ceremony.
The Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC) was set up in July 2016 by His Excellency, 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.
The Council is an inter-governmental and interministerial one which is chaired by His Excellency, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, and comprises 10 ministers, the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, representatives from Lagos & Kano State governments, the National Assembly and the private sector.
The PEBEC was created to move Nigeria upwards in the Doing Business 2018 Rankings. Nigeria currently ranks 169 out of 190 economies in the World Bank Doing Business Rankings as at July 2016. It was also to remove critical bottlenecks and constraints to doing business in the country and make Nigeria a progressively easier place to do business and thrive.
The mission of PEBEC is to make businesses work in Nigeria and the main barometer for measuring would be the testimonials by Nigerians themselves.