The Organised Private Sector (OPS) has set fresh targets for the administration of President Muhammed Buhari, as it prepares to commence a second term in office..
The President of Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), Mr. Babatunde Ruwase, noted that the agenda has become neccssary in order to move the country forward.
Ruwase lamented that the last few months have been characterized by uncertainty which had affected investors confidence and caused a deceleration in the tempo of economic activities.
Addressing the media at a press briefing on OPS agenda for the new government, the LCCI boss said that investors are worried about the possible outcome of the entire electoral process.
He pointed out that there were apprehensions about the unpredictable outcome of the election.
“Times like these are typically characterized by high political and policy risk, happily, the presidential and national assembly elections have taken place and the leading political parties have demonstrated commendable maturity in their responses to the outcome,” he said.
He stated that the last three years have been characterized by upsides and downsides in the economy, adding that some of the key drivers of economic conditions are internal, while others are external.
According to him, for the economy to move forward, government should commit to policies and programmes that would accelerate economic growth and ensure that the growth rate surpass the rate of population growth.