Niger Govt inaugurates State Ease Of Doing Business Council, State Saber Steering/Technical Committee

The Niger State Government said it has attached a high premium to the development of the State’s economy, next to security.

 

The Secretary to the Niger State Government (SSG), Ahmed Ibrahim Matane made the disclosure shortly after inaugurating the Niger State Ease of Doing Business Environment Council and the Niger State Saber Steering/Technical Committee held at the Conference Hall of SSG’s Office.

 

The SSG explained that the Niger State Ease of Doing Business Environment Council and the Saber Steering/Technical Committee has been constituted to consolidate the achievement of the present administration in the rapid and sustainable development of the State’s economy.

 

Ahmed Matane lamented that despite the vast potential the State is still grappling with the challenges of development in the economic sector, hence the need for all hands to be on deck to tackle and permanently put the challenges to rest.

 

He revealed that Government has put in place friendly policies to not only attract investors but also nurture their investments while stressing that the administration has developed several financial and technical initiatives targeted at economic development.

 

According to the SSG, the State would soon have a compendium of incentives for investors, added that these and more are evidence of the Government’s commitment to the sustainable development of the State’s economy.

 

In his response, the Chairman of the Niger State Saber Steering/Technical Committee and the Commissioner of Finance, Alhaji Usman Tinau Mohammed praised Government for these laudable initiatives and the confidence reposed in them while pledging to apply their experiences in the discharge of their duties.

 

The Niger State Ease of Doing Business Environment Council has the following operational guidelines, coordinate and supervise overall reforms with the implementation framework/guideline of PEBEC, interface with the State Executive Council for necessary approvals and directives and provide quarterly/bi-annual report to the State Executive Council on reforms activities of Ease of Doing Business in the State among others.

 

While the term of reference for the Niger State Saber Steering Committee includes delivering on achieving the SABER eligibility criteria/result areas of the programme, serving as an integral of Open Government Programme/State Fiscal Transparency and Sustainability under the Ministry of Finance and steering a Technical Steering Committee of the SABEC.

 

Members of the Niger State Ease of Doing Business Environment Council are the Secretary to the State Government as the Chairman, while other members include the Commissioner of Investment, Commissioner of Agriculture, Commissioner of Finance, Commissioner of Planning, Commissioner of Lands, Commissioner of Environment, Commissioner of Justice, Commissioner of Works, Chairman, NIRS, General Manager, NUDB, Director General, SME/MFA, President, NACCIMA, President, NASPAN while ES/CEO, NSIPA will be the secretary.

 

The Niger State Saber Steering/Technical Committee has the following as members, Commissioner of Finance as the Chairman while other members include the Commissioner of Investment, Permanent Secretary, Finance, Permanent Secretary, Planning, Permanent Secretary, Lands, Permanent Secretary, TEST, Permanent Secretary, Justice, Chairman, NIRS, Accountant General, Auditor General, Director General, DMB, ES/CEO, NSIPA and the Director General, OGP/SFTAS will serve as the Secretary.

 

 

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