Ogun promises improved ease of doing business via automation

Dapo Abiodun

The Ogun State government has vowed to improve the ease of doing business in the state through an automated process.

The state Commissioner of Industry, Trade and Investment, Mrs. Kikelomo Longe, said this during a stakeholders’ engagement and training programme on business premises permit automation in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State.

She also said that the Dapo Abiodun-led state administration would make the process simpler and more convenient.

Longe added that the registration could be done online within a day instead of an average of 18 days when it was done manually.

“As you know in Ogun State, the law requires that all entrepreneurs should register their business premises and renew the registration annually. Before 2021, it used to be done manually”

“Now with the portal, it can be done online to the convenience of business operators in the State. I encourage entrepreneurs to go online and register their businesses. It is to the benefit of all if you log on to the portal and process the business premises Permit,”

Longe however called for entrepreneurs in the state to register their businesses on the Business Premises Permit portal, adding that the registration is mutually beneficial to businesses and the government.

The commissioner stated that the BPP registration was in line with the Business Premises Amended Law 2006, adding that registering on the portal would enable the government to gather data and plan better for businesses operating in the State.

She restates that the information available on the database would be used to reach the registered businesses when there are interventions and programmes.

Earlier, the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Industry, Trade and Investment, Ms Sola Arobieke, had said the programme was organised to enlighten business operators on the benefits of registering on the portal and get feedback from the stakeholders.

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