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Plateau State Governor Simon Bako Lalong was thrilled about the significant progress the State has made under his administration on the Ease of Doing Business Ranking.

This follows the release of the 2nd Sub-National Ease of Doing Business Ranking by the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC) where Plateau moved from the 14th position (5.68 score 2021) to 10th (5.87 score 2023).

Lalong while celebrating the incremental performance of Plateau State in the Ease of Doing Business Ranking, recalled that the State was on 26th position in 2016 which made him to come up with various economic reforms within the vision of the Rescue Administration.

The Governor in a press statement signed by the Director of Press and Public Affairs, Dr. Makut Simon Macham said the reforms includes; the establishment of the One Stop Investment Centre (OSIC), land reforms, infrastructure development, empowerment and entrepreneurial programmes, and the restoration of peace among others moved the State to 14th position in 2021 and now 10th position in 2023.

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He said many new businesses have sprang up in the State within the SME, Manufacturing and Service industry which have boosted the economic fortunes of the citizens.

Lalong dedicated the award to the citizens of Plateau State who have supported his administration and embraced his policies especially as they relate to peace and security which is the basic requirement for business and economic activities.

The statement said Lalong is happy that Plateau State has also made significant progress in improving its IGR which was acknowledged by the Nigerian Bureau of Statistics (NBS), placing the State 4th Most Improved IGR among Governors leaving office in May 29th this year.

It would be recalled that Governor Lalong’s three-pillar policy vision of Peace, Security and Good Governance; Sustainable Economic Re-birth and Infrastructure Development is at the heart of his management of the State’s economy.

While specially commending the members of the State Executive Council and Economic Advisory Council, the Governor believes that these records are a testimony to the vibrant economy he is leaving behind for his successor to build upon.