Nigeria’s PEBEC launches REPORTGOV App to enhance ease of doing business

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The Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC) announced that it has launched the REPORTGOV.NG App, which will serve as an official public service feedback and complaints platform to support business climate reforms in Nigeria implemented by the Council since 2016.

The app, which also has a website option, will facilitate the escalation and resolution of issues encountered with Ministries Departments and Agencies (MDAs) towards ensuring a more business-friendly environment.

The app was co-launched by the Honourable Minister, Industry, Trade and Investment Dr. Okey Enelamah; Chairman, Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria, Mr. Adedotun Sulaiman, MFR; and SSA to the President on Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr Jumoke Oduwole at the Regulatory Conversations (RC3.0) event themed “Improving Transparency and Ease of Doing Business in Nigeria”.

The event featured a panel of discussants and stakeholders from the public, private sector, and civil society, with a focus on issues bordering on transparency and efficiency of service delivery in Nigeria.

PEBEC was established in July 2016 to remove delays and restrictions that come with doing business in Nigeria and make the country an easier place to start and grow a business.

Supported by Executive Order 001 (EO1) signed in 2017 to promote transparency and efficiency in the business environment, PEBEC has undertaken to drive EO1’s six directives, which aim to address specific limitations identified in the civil and public service systems.

So far, a high level of success across several areas has been recorded, and MDAs have made significant improvements. Many have taken up the challenge to deliver more transparent and efficient services to their customers in alignment with EO1.

The REPORTGOV.NG mobile app is available on the Google Play store and is coming soon to the iOS store to enable users to give feedback or complaint that will drive continuous improvement in service delivery and public protection efforts.

According to the World Bank’s annual rankings, Nigeria is currently placed at 146 among 190 economies in the ease of doing business index. However, as the implementation of EO1 progresses and reforms are institutionalized, the Nigerian Government aspires to place Nigeria in the top 100 and top 50 on the Index by the year 2020 and 2025 respectively.

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