GOVERNOR LALONG OPENS PLATEAU STATE ONE STOP INVESTMENT CENTRE.
The drive towards implementing the ease of doing business in Plateau State just got better as Governor Simon Bako Lalong commissioned the Plateau State One State Investment Centre( PS-OSIC) at beach road Jos on Wednesday 9th September 2020.
While commissiong the centre located at Beach Road Jos, Governor Simon Lalong said with this centre operational, investors will not have to cut through the bureaucratic bottlenecks that hinder easy establishment of businesses in Plateau State as all is now under one roof.
He said “By now, it is very clear to all that our Rescue Administration is matching words with action in ensuring that business activities on the Plateau blossom so as to create wealth and prosperity for our citizens. Since coming into office, we have continued to tackle one after the other, challenges that hamper economic activities in our State. The first one we paid attention to is insecurity which by the grace of God; the cooperation of the citizens; the support of security agencies; as well as other stakeholders, we have been able to achieve substantially”.
The Governor said the State Government established the One Stop Investment Centre (OSIC) as an investment mechanism where relevant government agencies are brought together to one location, coordinated and streamlined to provide efficient and transparent services to investors in the State.
He expressed the bope that the One Stop Investment Centre will reduce time and cost of securing business permits, and also enhance the application of legislation and regulations to support competition and business friendly policies.
Commissioner for Commerce and Industry Mr. Abe Aku explained that the One Stop Investment Centre, will be committed to continuous refinement of the processes for obtaining business permits and also improving the quality of regulations that impact the private sector.
He said because today’s world is driven by Information and Communication Technologies, the centre will deploy the most modern technologies and applications that may require less physical contacts thereby making it easier for investors to obtain solutions from every part of the world.
A representative of the German International Development Agency (GIZ) and Chairman of the Plateau Economic Advisory Council expressed hope that the Centre will showcase the business potentials of the State through effective and timely services.
Dr. Makut Simon Macham
Director of Press & Public Affairs to the Governor, Plateau State.
9th September, 2020.
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