Governor Biodun Oyebanji of Ekiti State has flagged off the distribution of free Business Registration Certificates, a Federal Government initiative through the Corporate Affairs Commission in 2020.
Represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Dr. Habibat Adubiaro, Governor Oyebanji highlighted that the initiative is part of the federal government’s programs aimed at assisting entrepreneurs in formalizing their businesses in Nigeria.
All Nigeria Latest News reports that Governor Oyebanji additionally advised beneficiaries of the initiative to utilize the certificates for ventures that generate employment and contribute to poverty reduction in the state.
The governor explained that the state government chose to participate in the initiative to complement development efforts and foster shared prosperity within the state.
Governor Oyebanji shared that one of the strategies implemented by the state government is to transition Ekiti State’s economy from being public sector-driven to a private sector-driven one.
The governor also emphasized on the efforts of his administration to encourage investments through provision and maintenance of infrastructural facilities such as roads, electricity and portable water across the state.
Governor Oyebanji also noted that there were other incentives put in place to attract investors into the state.
“You are advised to visit the relevant MDAs to make inquiries and take advantage of all incentives for the development of your businesses,he advised”
The program was initiated by the Ministry of Industry, Trade, and Investment. Present at the occasion were the Commissioner for Industry, Trade, and Investment, Mrs. Tayo Adeola, Commissioner for Budget, Mr. Adebayo Adeniyi, and other dignitaries.