PEBEC launches REPORTGOV App to drive ease of doing business
Dr. Jumoke Oduwole, SSA to the President on Industry, Trade & Investment; Dr. Okechukwu Enelamah, Honourable Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment; Mr. Dotun Suleiman, MFR, Chairman, Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria; and Lolade Sasore, Head Strategic Communications & Engagement, EBES at the launch of the REPORTGOV Mobile App for Ease of Doing Business in Lagos.
The Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC) has launched the REPORTGOV.NG App, official public service feedback and complaints platform to support business climate reforms implemented by the Council since 2016.

PEBEC launches REPORTGOV App to drive ease of doing business

The platform, which is also a website, will facilitate the escalation and resolution of issues encountered with Ministries Departments and Agencies (MDAs) towards ensuring a more business-friendly environment.

The app was co-launched by the Honourable Minister, Industry, Trade and Investment Dr. Okey Enelamah; Chairman, Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria, Mr. Adedotun Sulaiman, MFR; and SSA to the President on Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr Jumoke Oduwole at the Regulatory Conversations (RC3.0) event themed “Improving Transparency and Ease of Doing Business in Nigeria”, which was hosted by The Convention on Business Integrity/The Integrity Organisation in collaboration with ActionAid, Nigerian Economic Summit Group, Lagos Chamber of Commerce & Industry and BusinessDay Newspapers, in partnership with the Enabling Business Environment Secretariat (EBES) of the Council.

The program featured a panel of discussants and stakeholders from the public, private sector, and civil society, with a focus on issues bordering on transparency and efficiency of service delivery in Nigeria.

PEBEC was established in July 2016 to remove delays and restrictions that come with doing business in Nigeria and make the country an easier place to start and grow a business.

Supported by Executive Order 001 (EO1) signed in 2017 to promote transparency and efficiency in the business environment, PEBEC has undertaken to drive EO1’s six directives, which aim to address specific limitations identified in the civil and public service systems.

So far, a high level of success across several areas has been recorded, and MDAs have made significant improvements. Many have taken up the challenge to deliver more transparent and efficient services to their customers in alignment with EO1.

A number of notable milestones have been achieved such as an increase in the number of MDAs that have functional websites containing detailed information about their services or statutory functions, as well as improved collaboration among MDAs.

EO1 has been acknowledged as one of the FGN’s most innovative strategic initiatives to deliver quick, pragmatic changes for Nigerians. It seeks to drive domestic and foreign investment that creates employment and stimulates the economy, by aspiring to overcome the lack of trust in public systems. When fully implemented, EO1 will transform the way the FGN and its MDAs serve the business community and the public at large, as it is a blueprint for fundamental government reform in Nigeria.

The REPORTGOV.NG mobile app is available on the Google Play store and is coming soon to the iOS store to enable users to give feedback or complaint that will drive continuous improvement in service delivery and public protection efforts.

Nigeria is currently placed at 146 among 190 economies in the ease of doing business index according to the latest World Bank annual rankings.

However, as the implementation of EO1 progresses and reforms are institutionalized, the Federal Government aspires to place Nigeria in the top 100 and top 50 on the Index by the year 2020 and 2025 respectively.
More information is available at www.businessmadeeasy.ng
Onome Ohwovoriole has a degree in Economics and Statistics from the University of Benin and prior to joining Nairametrics in December 2016 as Lead Analyst had stints in Publishing, Automobile Services, Entertainment and Leadership Training. He covers companies in the Nigerian corporate space, especially those listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE). He also has a keen interest in new frontiers like Cryptocurrencies and Fintech. In his spare time, he loves to read books on finance, fiction as well as keep up with happenings in the world of international diplomacy. You can contact him via onome.ohwovoriole@nairametrics.com

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