As part of efforts to fine-tune and accelerate ease of doing business in the State of Osun, Governor Adegboyega Oyetola, on Wednesday, inaugurated the State’s One-Stop-Shop to facilitate interface between businesses and regulatory agencies.
The initiative, according to Oyetola, is part of his administration’s vision to radically transform the economy and crystallize development.
“The One-Stop-Shop is designed to serve as a place where critical partners and agencies that would manage end-to-end of new business openings are aggregated.
“The goal is to ensure that investors enjoy efficient service delivery within the shortest possible time without being belaboured with the hassles of bureaucratic bottlenecks. No doubt, this is a big step towards achieving our Development Agenda, which is our pact with the people”, Oyetola said.
Oyetola added that his administration is working hard to sustain the security profile of the State as the Most Peaceful State in the country, as part of measures to facilitate business and economic growth in the State.
He continued: “Our collaboration with the nation’s security agencies, including the Military, the Police, the Department of State Security Service and the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, among others, have yielded good dividends as their interventions continue to be significant in check-mating security breaches in the State, which were orchestrated by the insecurity ravaging the country.
“Power supply in the State is one of the best and we shall continue to collaborate with relevant agencies to ensure improvement in that regard to further ensure a better business climate.
“Our Administration’s focus on improving infrastructure development is targeted at not only enhancing the quality of life of our people, but also providing the enabling infrastructure to support the prosperity of business in the State.
“Additionally, we have constantly supported investors and encouraged businesses through sustained patronage and facilitation of loans to enable smooth operation of their business.
“Only recently, we also inaugurated the Osun Ease of Doing Business Council with the mandate to ensure a friendly environment for commerce, business, investments and investors. This is because we consider you as important partners in our collective quest to revitalising our State’s economy”, Oyetola added.
In his welcome remark, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Osun Investment Promotion Agency (OSIPA), Mr Femi Adeniran, described the “One Stop Shop” as a co-location of critical agencies required for registering and starting a business including aftercare services, operating under one roof.
“Six agencies are included in todays roll out with provision also made for an additional three whom we expect to join us within the month. The six agencies are: The Corporate Affairs Commission, The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Nigerian Immigration Service, and Nigerian Export Promotion Council”, Adeniran stated.