Minister of Trade, Industry and Investment, Dr. Okechukwu Enelamah, has assured the organised private sector of the Federal Government’s commitment to create enabling business environment conducive for the promotion of trade, industrial growth and investment in Nigeria.
Enelamah made this known when delivering a speech at the 30th edition of the Lagos International Trade Fair in Lagos on Saturday.
The minister said that the present administration held the Organised Private Sector (OPS) in high esteem because it recognized their role in assisting it in its diversification agenda.
“The most important ally to the government is the private sector. A wise government like ours must provide the enabling environment for businesses to thrive.
“The present administration is in partnership with the OPS for the greater good of the country, the minister said.
Enelamah assured the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) of the support of the government in its efforts to promote entrepreneurial growth.
Earlier, Mrs Nike Akande, President, LCCI, urged the government to leverage on the potential of the non- oil sector to achieve its economic diversification agenda.
Akande said that the non-oil sector would accelerate inclusive economic growth, improved industrialization, job creation, economic linkages and sustainable development.
According to her, creating an enabling business environment through positive policies would improve the productivity and competitiveness of the economy.
She noted that the participation of exhibitors and ingenuity displayed was impressive, in spite of the country’s economic challenges.