Vice President Yemi Osinbajo leaves for Dubai tomorrow, Saturday, the United Arab Emirate tomorrow, where he is scheduled to deliver a keynote address at the Christ Redeemers Friends International (CRFI), Middle East-UAE Chapter Professional Business Summit…
A statement today, Friday, by the senior special assistant to Osinbajo on media and publicity, Laolu Akande said that Professor Osinbajo would be addressing top corporate executives and international business organizations in the Middle East and Africa at the event which is being organized by the CRFI, Middle East-UAE Chapter, aimed at exploring investment opportunities for corporate professionals and business organizations in the UAE and Nigeria.
“The event is also aimed at creating an environment for mutual interaction and opportunity to showcase the best of Nigeria in the current economic climate, and to project Nigeria’s business image abroad.”
Akande insisted that under the government of President Muhammadu Buhari, the country’s economy has made significant strides, adding that the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council, which is chaired by the Vice President, has been the driver of the Buhari administration’s Ease of Doing Business reforms, which have improved the country’s ranking in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Index 2017.
He recalled that in the World Bank Doing Business index, Nigeria climbed up 24 places and was placed on the list of 10 most reformed economies globally.
“Also, the report noted that Nigeria made progress across several indicators comprising starting a business, dealing with construction permits, getting electricity, registering property, getting credit, paying taxes and enforcing contracts.
Akande said that the Vice President is expected back to Nigeria on Sunday.