By Ibraheem Solahudeen.
A business woman and Financial Secretary of Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), Hajia Madinat Adigun-Oladotun has commended Kwara State governor, Mallam Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq for setting up a committee to drive ease of doing business in the State.
While reacting to the inauguration of the 12-man Committee by the governor, Adigun-Oladotun, who also doubles as the Executive Director, Marketing/PR Manager of Trendville Media Limited, calls for the involvement of “all relevant and critical stakeholders in the business sector.”
While noting that a deep and deliberate involvement of business stakeholders in the State would enable the committee to proffer sustainable solutions that would enhance business climate in the State, the business woman expressed the optimism that such an inclusive participation would lead to the attainment of the objective of “driving innovation and attracting new investments to the State.”
Commending the governor for the reform initiative, Mrs. Adigun-Oladotun said, “The move is a major step towards improving the economy of the state and advancing businesses of citizens. The Chief Executive should be commended for his efforts towards improving the economy of the State by supporting business owners since the inception of his government in 2019.”
However, the public relations practitioner noted that business stakeholders in the State are not adequately represented in the Committee.
Acknowledging the inclusion of Kwara Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (KWACCIMA), which she observed was inadequate considering the significance of the assignment, Mrs. Adigun-Oladotun enjoins the Committee to seek for the active participation of other important stakeholders in Kwara’s business community.
She listed the Manufacturing Association of Nigeria (MAN), National Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (NASME), Kwara Artisans Congress (KWACO), State Ministry of energy among others as some the critical corporate bodies the Committee should work with.