BPE to ensure business enterprises keep privatization agreement

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The new Director-General,  Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE), Mr Alex Okoh, has pledged to step up post-privatization monitoring activities of the bureau to ensure that owners of privatised enterprises live up to the terms they signed.

A statement by Mr Alex Eros Okoh, Head,  Public Communications  in Abuja, added that the director general said this during the official handover by the former acting Director General, Dr Vincent Akpotaire.

It said that the enhanced post-privatisation monitoring  would ensure that Nigerians derived maximum benefits from the enterprises.

Okoh said that his administration would work to sustain the positive image of the bureau and strive to change the negative perception by some people about the BPE in the execution of its mandate.

He, however, said that what was required of the staff was dedication to duty to achieve the desired goal.

He thanked the former acting director-general for successfully piloting the affairs of the bureau in the last 14 months and called for synergy during the transition period.

Okoh was appointed by the Federal Government on April 13.

Earlier, Akpotaire, while handing over said due to his successor’s background as a seasoned administrator, the management and staff were confident that he would succeed in his new assignment and give the bureau a new lease of life.

Members of the Management Team pledged to co-operate with the new director general to take the bureau to greater heights.

Okoh was, before his appointment by the Federal Government,  the Managing Partner of Ashford and McGuire Consulting Ltd.

According to the statement, he is currently a member of the Presidential Economic Advisory Council.

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