Kwara government reassures commitment to ease of doing business
Tunde Akanbi, Ilorin
The Kwara State Government, North Central Nigeria has again reassured the Kwara Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (KWACCIMA) of its commitment to support the Small, Medium and Large-Scale Enterprises (MSMEs) on the ease of doing business, in order to give a boost to the economic development of the state.
The State Governor, Mallam AbdulRazaq AbdulRahman, gave the reassurance during the investiture ceremony of the 11th and First Female President of KWACCIMA held at Government House Banquet Hall, Ilorin.
The Governor, who was represented by the State Commissioner for Business, Innovation and Technology, Yusuf Adelodun Damilola, described KWACCIMA as a vital link to the network of MSMEs, which form the backbone of the State economy.
He commended KWACCIMA for creating opportunities for Entrepreneurs and businesses to thrive in the State, assuring them of the unwavering support of the present administration at all times.
Gov. AbdulRazaq charged KWACCIMA to embrace ease of doing business, creating job opportunities for teaming youths and women through the line-up programmes and government policies that will improve the socio economic development of the State , including re-grassing of the Main Bowl, Kwara State Stadium, ongoing construction of Kwara State Internal Revenue Service house, ongoing ICT Innovation Hub, Sugar Factory, Film Studio and Garment Factory Village, which are nearing completion.
The Governor expressed his administration’s commitment to ease business activities in the State, with a warning that, double taxation will not be tolerated.
In response to the allegation of his failure to promptly sign Certificates of Occupancy (C of O), the Governor affirmed there is none pending in his office, as all has been duly attended to.
Earlier, the new KWACCIMA President, Barrister (Mrs) Oluronke Adeyemi, commended Gov. Abdulrazaq-led administration for including youths, women and people with special needs in his government and for creating enabling environment for MSMEs to thrive in the State.
Barrister Adeyemi therefore solicited for a permanent trade fair ground, government financial supports for the Chamber among other requests.