The Commerce and Industry Correspondents Association of Nigeria (CICAN), has called on the Nigerian Government to be more consistent in its policy drive especially in the implementation of the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan.
The Association made this known, following the country’s move to 15 places better from its 2019 position in the World Bank ranking in the Ease of Doing Business.
The CICAN Abuja Chairman, Mr. Frederick Idehai, in a statement, urged President Muhammadu Buhari and the economic team to do all they could to sustain the tempo of the positive economic trajectory by reviewing and in some cases assenting to policies like the Nigeria Automotive Policy, Company and Allied Matters Act among others that are capable of turning the economy positively and placing Nigeria among the comity of nations.
He, however, appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari not to relent in his efforts in tackling the issues of insecurity, corruption, unemployment, poverty as well as creating an enabling environment for businesses to thrive, in order to attract more Foreign Direct Investments into the country.
Idehai, assured the Federal Government, the Ministry of Industry,Trade and Investment and its agencies, of the Association’s commitment as major stakeholders in the economy, to support and promote government policies that will further move Nigeria upward in the World Bank Ease of Doing Business, Improvement in the poverty and Unemployment Index, among others.
In his words, “The EXCO and the entire members of the Commerce and Industry Correspondents Association of Nigeria also known as the Industry Trade and Investment Correspondents Association of Nigeria Abuja are proud and happy to be part of this historic achievement recorded by the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari and his team in moving Nigeria upward in the latest World Bank Ease of Doing Business ranking through quality policy implications”.