Tuesday, October 23, 2018 10.30AM
/ Ottoabasi Abasiekong, Proshare WebTV
Senate President Dr. Bukola Saraki believes Nigeria’s progress lies in a cordial relationship and understanding between the executive and legislature.
Dr. Saraki disclosed this at the special dinner session of the National Assembly Business Roundtable(NASSBER), at the 24th edition of the National Economic Summit.
NASSBER which is a forum designed to bring a partnership between the Nigerian Economic Summit Group and the National Assembly, in the area of driving pro-business bills that will stimulate the economy.
According to him “We can’t give up. This country is blessed and has great opportunity. We also have a lot of talented people both in public and private sectors”.
The theme of the NASSBER forum dinner was “Progress and Impact: Journey So Far” which had policy makers and key stakeholders in the private sector in attendance.
He shared that the lack of cohesion between the arms of government as a result of a struggle for dominance, has slowed programmes and policies that should serve the interest of Nigerians.
“We must improve the operating environment for all Nigerian businesses to improve their survival and competitiveness in the global market”. Saraki said.
The Chairman of the 8th National Assembly asserted that the government had a role to play in conclusive investments, that will create jobs and drive a productive economy.
For Nigeria to transit from “Poverty to Prosperity” Dr. Saraki was of the view that there must be strong collaboration between the public and private sector, noting that the government cannot drive socio-economic development alone.
The session which was moderated by Mr Boason Omofaye of Channels Television, was an opportunity for stakeholders to gain insight into the impact NASSBER has made in the area of bills that have been passed to cover infrastructure, improving the business environment, promoting enterprise development, boosting an inclusive economy amongst others.
Some of the bills passed include the following;