ABASS COMMENDS LAGOS INVESTMENT CHAMPIONS
Posted on February 24th, 2017
Abass commends Lagos Investment Champions
Lagos State Government commended the Investment Champions attached to all the MDAs for their proactive efforts at helping the state realise its goal of enhancing the ease of doing business in the state, through a free flow of information among the various government agencies that will create an enabling environment for investments to thrive in the state.
In a statement released this Thursday, Professor Ademola Abass, Special Adviser to the State Governor in the Office of Overseas Affairs and Investment, Lagos Global, emphasised the commitment of the state government to enhancing the ease of doing business in order to attract the interest of both local and foreign investors and to improve service delivery.
Professor Abass praised the laudable achievement of the Investment Champions recorded in the short period of their coming on board which has greatly improved the flow of investment related information between Lagos Global and the MDAs that serve as sector experts, providing technical assistance to the office.
Abass said, “Office of Overseas Affairs and Investment, has the pivotal responsibility of effectively collaborating with all ministries, departments and agencies in the state. Lagos Global was solely established as a one-stop shop to reduce the multi-agency handling of investment matters that had been a major setback in the drive to attract foreign direct investment into the state.”
Abass further said, “The responsibilities of the Investment Champions include, but not limited to, participating in preliminary evaluation of project proposals to assess their feasibility; fast track information dissemination on investment enquiries; follow up on investors’ proposals within the MDAs.”
“Furthermore. Lagos State’s vision of making the state the most desirable investment destination in the world would soon be realised if the level of commitment shown by all key players such as these Investment Champions is sustained. They have been carefully handpicked to act as investment ambassadors in their respective MDAs.”
“Investment Champions in these ministries such as Commerce, Finance, Physical Planning & Urban Development, Economic Planning and Budget, Agriculture, Lands Bureau, Environment, Housing, to mention a few, have been identified as being very devoted to ensuring this dream of the state comes to fruition. And Government will do all in its powers to encourage and sustain this level of focused commitment to quality service delivery in the state.”
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