BPE to collaborate with Jigawa on econ reforms

Director General of the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE), Mr. Alex A.

Okoh has pledged the Bureau’s readiness to provide technical support and knowhow to assist the Jigawa State Government to optimise its assests and identify key areas where Public Private Partnership (PPP) can make tangible impact on the economy of the state.

A statement by the Head, Public CommunicationsAmina Tukur Othman, the DG made this known during a courtesy visit to the Governor of Jigawa state, Malam Umar Namadi at the Jigawa State Governor’s Lodge, Asokoro, recently in Abuja,

According to the statement, Okoh noted that BPE, as the economic reform agency of the federal government had in the past, supported other states in the country. He added that the Bureau had carried out reforms in many sectors of the Nigerian economy which have brought about establishment of organisations like the Economic & Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Pension Commission (PenCom), Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission and many others.

According to Okoh, BPE is an agency of the Federal Government with over 30 years’ experience in sector/enterprise reforms and assets optimisation in the country. He noted that, the Federal Government through a circular in 2020 expanded BPE’s mandated to include acting on its behalf in the administration of concession and Public-Private Partnership (PPP) in Nigeria.

In his remark, the governor Namadi expressed delight with the visit and promise to collaborate with the Bureau to bring the needed economic reforms in the state.

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