The Nigerian Bar Association Section on Business Law (NBA-SBL) is joining the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC) through the Enabling Business Environment Secretariat (EBES) in a collaborative effort to improve the ease of doing business Nigeria.
EBES is the Secretariat set up by the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC) to drive implementation of reforms towards efficient business practices.
After a meeting in Abuja, a Joint Working Committee made up of members of the NBA-SBL and the EBES was set up and the former pledged its support to PEBEC’s mandate – towards achieving its objectives of removing critical bottlenecks and bureaucratic constraints to doing business in Nigeria.
The Joint Committee, Co-chaired by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Industry, Trade & Investment, Office of the Vice President (Secretary of PEBEC & Co-ordinator of EBES), Dr. Jumoke Oduwole and the Chairman, NBA-SBL, Mr. Olumide Akpata, articulated the specific support to be provided by the NBA-SBL towards the 60-Day National Action Plan. The NBA-SBL support will primarily center on issues around the ‘Starting a Business’ indicator, an area in which the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) has initiated a string of notable reforms in the past 30 days.
In addition, the NBA-SBL will provide pro bono legal support and expertise to the CAC and PEBEC/EBES in the legislative review of the Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA) and other legislations, as well as legislative advocacy at the National Assembly.
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