Officials in Plateau State, Wednesday launched their first “One Stop Investment Centre (OSIC)”, a harmonised business documenting facility to reduce time and cost of securing business permits.
The “all-in-one” agency will also ease business legislation and regulation, the State Governor, Simon Lalong said.
It follows successful battles against insecurity, which has renewed investors’ confidence in the State, said the Governor.
In his words, “Investors, tourists and other people who want to stay on the Plateau or carry out businesses no longer consider the State as a dangerous place to be or entertain any fear.
“Rather, many are pouring into the State with others who had left coming back in droves.
“With this trajectory, we have realised the need to tackle other issues such as the ease of doing business which is critical to the socio-economic development of our State.
“This is important because we realise that some investors have had to contend with bottlenecks of shuttling from one MDA to another in a bid to register and carry out business activities.”