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FG partners Lagos to boost economy

By Kehinde Olatunji   |   15 April 2017   |   3:35 am

Minister of trade and investment, Mr Okechukwu Enelamah PHOTO: PHILIP OJISUA

Minister of Trade and Investment Okechukwu Enelamah yesterday said the Federal Government in a bid to consolidate on its effort to boost the nation’s economy would partner with Lagos State to provide necessary mechanisms that would enhance economic development.

Enelamah who disclosed this while fielding question from state house correspondents during a courtesy visit to the Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode disclosed that the government is aimed at making sure tax payers get what they pay for by providing enabling environments for business owners.

He noted that a Small and Medium-Scale enterprise is of strong interest to the federal government and plans are being put in place to make sure it is developed.

In his speech, Ambode said that its not unusual for the state to engage the Federal government as his administration over the last two years has been steadily improving businesses in the state. 

Ambode, also received Mr. Edward Kallon, UN Resident/Humanitarian Coordinator and UNDP Residential Representative in Nigeria yesterday, and said that as the fifth largest economy in Africa, his administration would collaborate with necessary organizations such as UN to scale up the Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs), adding that his plan for Lagos is to emerge as the third largest economy within the next three to five years.


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