Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike on Monday inaugurated the State’s Ease of Doing Business Council (EODBC) with the aim of improving the investment environment of the state.
Wike, while inaugurating the Council at the Government House Port Harcourt, stressed that the council is critical to the economic development of the State.
“It is important that we have this council to improve the investment climate of the state. To create an environment for investors to come to the State.
“The council will draw up programmes and policies to create the platform for the ease of doing business in Rivers State,” he said.
According to Wike, the membership of the Committee is drawn from the public and private sectors, to ensure that all sectors are accommodated in the drive to enhance business opportunities in the state.
He announced the State’s Deputy Governor, Dr. Ipalibo Harry Banigo as the Chairman of the Council.
He said: “I believe that those appointed will live up to the expectations of Rivers people. That the Deputy Governor is the Chairman of this council shows how important it is to the State Government.
“These are people with the right experience and expertise and I believe that they will deliver the very best to the state.”
Those inaugurated as members of the Council are: Deputy Governor Ipalibo Harry Banigo (Chairman), Commissioner of Finance, Hon Isaac Kamalu, Attorney General of Rivers State, Prof Zaccheus Adangor, Commissioner of Commerce and Industry, Mrs. Ifeyinwa Nwamkpa, House Committee on Commerce and Industry, Hon Ezu Chibudhom, President, Nigeria Entrepreneurs and Investment Forum, Chief Nabil Saleh, Chairman Rivers Internal Revenue Service, Chief ThankGod Adaoge Norteh and Branch Controller, Central Bank, R.A Randle as members.