Ease of Doing Business: FG reforms target world bank high ranking

The Federal Government says the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC) reforms are geared towards enhancing Nigeria’s high ranking in World Bank Ease of Doing Business (EODB) index. Dr Nasir Sani-Gwarzo, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, said this on Friday in Keffi, at a workshop on ‘Improvement of Business Enabling Environment and…

World Bank clears 35 states in Nigeria for US$1.5bn COVID-19 stimulus package

By Johnbosco Agbakwuru – Abuja The World Bank has cleared 35 states for the US$1.5billion stimulus package for Nigeria’s states to cushion the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The plan is part of the World Bank’s package for immediate fiscal relief for Nigeria, following discussion between its Country Director and the Economic Sustainability Committee,…

COVID-19: SERAP asks World Bank to ‘tread carefully in disbursing $114.28m credit for Nigeria’

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) has sent an open letter to the World Bank President Mr David Malpass, urging him to use his “good offices to encourage the Federal Government and 36 state governments to publicly commit to transparency and accountability in the spending of the $114.28m credit and grant for COVID-19, which the…

COVID-19: SERAP asks World Bank to ‘tread carefully in disbursing $114.28m credit for Nigeria’

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) has sent an open letter to the World Bank President Mr David Malpass, urging him to use his “good offices to encourage the Federal Government and 36 state governments to publicly commit to transparency and accountability in the spending of the $114.28m credit and grant for COVID-19, which the…