The Federal Government has reaffirmed its commitment to the Ease of Doing Business with stakeholders in order to ensure the smooth flow of foreign investors and investment into Nigeria.
The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Interior, Dr. Shuaib Belgore stated this when the Vice-President, Human Resource (VP-HR) Shell Nigeria, Mr. Olukayode Ogunleye and his colleagues paid a working visit to his office in the Ministry of Interior, Abuja.
Dr. Shuaib Belgore reiterated that amongst others the mandate of the Ministry includes the formulation and implementation of Policies and Programmes of government that enhances internal security, public safety, an enabling business environment for domestic and foreign investors and the maintenance of citizenship integrity, all of which are key pillars in the priority areas of President Muhammadu Buhari’s Administration.
He said the Ministry has the responsibility of processing citizenship applications and the mandate of registration of statutory marriages, issuance of business permits to foreign companies and approvals of expatriate quota allocation.
Belgore affirmed that the Ministry is ready to collaborate with Shell Nigeria and hopes to maintain a good working relationship that enhances the economic growth of the Nation.
Earlier, Mr. Olukayode Ogunleye, the Vice President Human Resource, Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) confirmed that shell, Exxon Mobil are not leaving Nigeria despite the very tough and trying environment around the Niger-Delta Region.
Present during the visit are the Director of Citizenship and Business (Barr.) Mrs. Moremi Soyinka-Onijala, Director General Services Mr. Sylvanus Esinwoke, Director Press and Public Relations, Mrs. Blessing Lere-Adams. The Permanent Secretary’s Aide, others are Mrs. Titilope Babatunde, PSC Liaison and Onyekachi Igwe, Corporate Relations Adviser both of Shell Liaison Lagos and Abuja.