Akwa Ibom ranks 4th in ease of doing business
Akwa Ibom State has, again, ranked among top states for ease of doing business in Nigeria.
A statement from the Ministry of Information, yesterday, stated that the latest ranking of the state on the fourth position, among 36 states and the FCT, followed a baseline survey by BudgIT.
Recall that the state maintained the same position in 2021, when the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council released the outcome of the “States Ease of Doing Business Substantial Baseline Survey”, undertaken by the council.
BudgIT, a civil society organisation, with institutional improvement to facilitate societal change, in its 2022 State of States Report, ranked Akwa Ibom behind Gombe, Sokoto and Jigawa, which were first, second and third, respectively.
“Since 2015 when he became governor, Udom Emmanuel has not relented in its efforts at improving the business environment in the state.
“Among other efforts, the administration of Governor Emmanuel created Foreign Direct Investment as a technical unit for business development, in addition to other investments in infrastructure and Small and Medium Enterprise development.