Reps move to improve ease of doing business

The House of Representatives has reiterated its resolve to improve ease of doing business in the country.

Speaker of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila, in a resumption address for the 2021 legislative session assured that the lower legislative chamber will deliberate on bills and motions aimed at unlocking economic potential in the country.

This, he said, will be achieved by stripping away restrictive regulation and ending predatory regulatory practices that deprive young people the opportunity to conquer new frontiers.

“In this age of technology and innovation, of daring and enterprise, we cannot risk implementing policies that handicap our ability as a nation to participate in new markets and profit from emerging industries,” Gbajabiamila said.

He assured that the House will leave no stone unturned to ensure that Nigerians live in a just society free from abuse of power and protected by a justice system built on fairness and the rule of law

“Here in the National Assembly, we do not command any armies or control the police. Command and control of our nation’s security infrastructure is an exclusively executive responsibility. Yet it is to us that our constituents look to when the forces of darkness descend to disrupt their lives, often irreparably.

“We have to reconcile the obligations we owe to our people with the constitutional limitations under which we operate. But we will not shrink from our role as advocates for the forgotten voices, and we will continue to exercise the appropriation and oversight authority vested in us to hold to account those who bear direct responsibility for the protection of all our nation’s people.”

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