Ease of Doing Business: PEBEC set to host mega event in celebration of MSME Champions

Dr Jumoke Oduwole, Special Adviser to the President, Ease of Doing Business

The Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC) has unveiled plans to celebrate men and women who have helped in the reform and policies delivery on ease of doing business in the country.

Dr. Jumoke Oduwole, Secretary of PEBEC and Special Advisor to the President on Ease of Doing Business, at a news conference in Abuja, announced that PEBEC would present a play titled “The Future is here” to honor these champions.

She explained that the performance, which would be divided into two parts, was intended to honor representatives from the various Micro, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (MSMEs) government agencies who were assisting in the delivery of policies.

The Presidential aide announced the play will be performed in Abuja on October 1 and October 2 at the NAF center as part of the celebration of Independence Day while 4000 tickets will be given away free of charge for the performance.

According to her, the PEBEC was launched in 2016, and has been working for the last six years on enabling environments across the country on ease of doing business.

“Now, in that six year period, we’ve done a number of reforms for small and medium sized enterprises.

“And, men and women who have delivered these reforms are none other than our public and civil service across ministries, departments and agencies at all arms and levels of government.

“So, we have federal agencies, we work with state governments, and local governments, we also work with all arms of government, we work with the National Assembly and with the judiciary,” she said.

She disclosed that the agency had worked with all arms and levels of government to achieve its aim of ease of doing business in the country.

She explained that the secretariat had chosen to commemorate the champion so that they may unwind with their loved ones on Independent Day.

“And the reason why we’re doing this is that we feel it’s important to celebrate the men and women who have delivered the reforms that we’ve been able to accomplish so far, in the ease of doing business intervention.

“We also want to celebrate our indefatigable entrepreneurs, the micro small and medium sized enterprises who have been working tirelessly to make a living and edge their living through entrepreneurship across the country,” she said.

She claims that a shortened version of the PEBEC play debuted in December at its five-year anniversary and earned rave reviews from the audience as it was also streamed online.

“But we felt it was important to redo the play to do to make the play publicly available.

“So we’ve selected Independence Day weekend to celebrate men and women, the public and civil servants who have delivered the reforms are reform champions,” she said.

According to her “the PEBEC Play is a gamut of business reforms designed to create awareness, further communicate and engage our target audience in celebration of Nigeria’s Independence Day.”

“The future is here” focuses on the narrative of a future that we can collaboratively create, A future riding on Government’s reforms, The future of our dream!

“This future that we seek!

“The future where Government numerous reforms smile at everyone; A future with no artificial barricade; A future where everyone can do business with ease A future built by the strength of our hands and by the resolve of the collective will of the people!

“One people one nation Handmaids of God’s creation the future is here!

“The future is here is an excellent musical that creates awareness for Governments reforms to create an enabling environment for MSME’s and the resolve of the people, a new tribe to do what is right,” she said.



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