August 14, 2020

Present time, opportunity to diversify economy – OPSN President





The President of Organised Private Sector of Nigeria (OPSN), Hajiya Saratu Iya Aliyu has described the current situation around the country as real opportunity period to diversity the nation’s economy.


Aliyu who also is the national President of Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA) made this known at virtual meeting with the Minister, Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo.


Emphasising that the present situation truly presents an opportunity to diversify the economy, she pointed out that this period is making it more self-reliant, therefore steps must be taken towards that goal.


Other issues discussed at the meeting were maritime port reforms; appropriate gas pricing; special economic zones and industrial clusters, as well as stable and regular power supply.


The meeting agreed on a quarterly consultative meeting of the OPSN with the Minister as part of strategies to work closely with the private sector for the implementation of appropriate policies across all sectors of the economy to ensure desired impact.


The virtual meeting also discussed and agreed that the implementation of project and programmes under the Economy Sustainability Plan which was recently approved by National Executive Council will be in close cooperation with members of the OPSN.


The meeting was attended by
Organised Private Sector of Nigeria (OPSN) made up of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), the President, the DG and others from Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA), Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA), Nigerian Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (NASME), Nigerian Association of Small Scale Industrialists (NASSI). ; President of NECA, Mr. Taiwo Adeniyi; and the President of NASME, Sir Orimadegun Agboade.