Nigeria has moved up 24 positions in the World Bank ranking.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed joy over the current position of Nigeria in the World Bank Doing Business ranking, issued on Tuesday, October 31, 2019.
According to report, Nigeria was also among the Top 10 Reformers in the world at large, besides moving up 24 positions in the World Bank ranking.
From the statement released by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina; “The President congratulates all Nigerians on this very significant step forward which symbolizes the real success achieved by the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council, (PEBEC), the National Assembly and State Governments in making it easy for people to register their businesses speedily, obtain licenses and approvals from government agencies without unnecessary bureaucratic bottlenecks.”
PEBEC is chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
The President, after commending PEBEC and others, emphasized that he looks forward to greater and better achievements for the nation.
Meanwhile, Adesina had earlier provoked over the idea that the President was compelled to fire the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal.
Adesina said it’s not true that Buhari acted as a result of pressure to impeach the SGF, adding that nobody can pressure the President into doing anything.
Adesina said on a TV program: “Anybody who knows this president will know that he’s a man that takes his time but when he makes up his mind, he makes it up real good.
Who can pressure the president? There’s nobody that can pressure him, “He added.
Lawal was dismissed of his duty on Monday, October 30, 2017 after he was accused of corruption by the senate committee on the humanitarian crisis in the North-East. He was replaced by Boss Gida Mustapha.