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VP Shettima inaugurates PEBEC, seeks conducive business environment

Vice-President Kashim Shettima on Thursday inaugurated the third Cohort of the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council.

• November 17, 2023
Vice-President Kashim Shettima at Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC).
Vice-President Kashim Shettima at Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC)[Credit: Tribune Online]

Vice-President Kashim Shettima on Thursday inaugurated the third Cohort of the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC).

In his remark at the council’s inaugural meeting held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, Mr Shettima urged its members to be 100 per cent committed to promoting a conducive business environment in the country.

Mr Shettima urged the council members to align themselves effortlessly with the eight-point ‘Renewed Hope Agenda’ of President Bola Tinubu’s administration.

According to him, this will directly reflect the strong political will behind the transformative initiatives of the Tinubu-led government.

“Aligning seamlessly with the vision of His Excellency, President Bola Tinubu and the eight-point ‘Renewed Hope agenda’ of this administration. Our commitment to fostering a conducive business environment is a direct reflection of the strong political will driving the transformative initiatives of this government,” stated the vice-president.

Mr Shettima added, “Today, we stand on a robust foundation, and we recognise that achieving PEBEC’s mandate directly contributes to the success of our shared economic prosperity as a nation. Undoubtedly, reforms are formidable undertakings, particularly in our region. However, history has proven that they are achievable, and we draw inspiration from past successes.”

The vice-president explained that as a council, “our dedication to these reforms must be unwavering, and each member must take ownership of this mission with 100 per cent commitment.”

Similarly, Mr Shettima urged the council members to be diligent for the overall success of Mr Tinubu’s government. He added that teamwork and shared commitment were the right attitudes required to actualise the transformative impact that PEBEC could bring to Nigeria’s business environment.

“Today, as we confront these difficulties head-on, our goal is not merely to weather the storm but to create more winners, enterprises that not only withstand challenges but thrive and contribute substantially to our economic vitality,” the vice-president said.

Ms Shettima explained that the PEBEC was an enabler for government ministries, departments, and agencies (MDAs).

“Our role, therefore, calls for a unified and collaborative effort across the council and MDAs. Reforms require a collective commitment, and success will be a shared triumph, resonating not only within our council but throughout the nation,” the vice-president explained.

(NAN)

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