Caleb Mutfwang, the Governor of Plateau State, has formally launched the restructured Council for Enhancing Business Efficiency (CEBE) and tasked its members with the mission of removing obstacles hindering business operations within the state.
At the inaugural gathering in Jos, supported by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Mutfwang stressed the vital importance of fostering a conducive business environment to drive economic growth and development.
Represented by Deputy Governor Mrs. Josephine Piyo, he emphasized, “This forum is of great significance as it provides us with an opportunity to discuss the current state of the Business Enabling Environment and delve into the intricacies of the State Business Environment Reform Programme. It is a time for us to align our efforts and deepen collaboration among stakeholders to improve the state of business in Plateau.”
Small and medium businesses play a pivotal role in our country. They contribute to the community by generating job opportunities, fostering economic growth, and enhancing local identity. They infuse money into the local economy, uphold tax revenue, and contribute to a vibrant community landscape.
“I assure you that our administration is committed to implementing reforms that will improve the ease of doing business, streamline regulatory processes, and enhance transparency in governance. We will do everything within our power to create an environment where entrepreneurship and innovation can thrive.”
Secretary to the State Government, Samuel Jatau, highlighted the government’s dedication to transforming Plateau State from a civil servants’ state to one that embraces a vibrant business environment. This commitment aims to make the state more attractive and comfortable for businesses to thrive.