OPSN Leadership: Iya-Aliyu Hands over to Adeniyi, Promises Continuous Advocacy
The Organised Private Sector of Nigeria (OPSN) led by Hajiya SARATU IYA-ALIYU who also doubles as the National President of Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce Industry Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA) on the completion of her tenure as has transferred the batton of leadership to the President of Nigeria Employers Consultative Association (NECA) Mr. Tayo Adeniyi who will paddle the association affairs for the next two years.
Iya-Aliyu noted that the OPSN under her watch concerted efforts in intervening and contributing to the National Action Plans of the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC).
She said, “We engaged the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service on trading across borders, especially, the closure of land borders; petitioned the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission on its Order on the Transition to Cost Reflective Tariffs in the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry; worked with the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment on a variety of economic issues such as the Economic Sustainability Plan and the African Continental Free Trade Area agreement; and facilitated the disbursement of Central Bank of Nigeria policy measures in response to COVID-19; to name just a few activities.
“As you may be aware, the OPSN is a coalition of the major Business Membership Organizations in Nigeria; the Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA), the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), the Nigerian Employers ’Consultative Association (NECA), the Nigerian Association of Small Medium Enterprises (NASME), and the Nigerian Association orbf Small Scale Industrialists (NASSI).
“Together, we promote the growth and sustainability of the private sector by advocating a conducive business environment.”
In his acceptance speech, Adeniyi pledged to intensify efforts in advancing the cause of the OPSN, adding that he is ready to work with the stakeholder, including the public and private sector.
He stressed that he will not relent until the issue of multiple taxes and undue levies are permanently laid to rest.
In his remarks, the Director-General of NACCIMA, Ambassador Ayoola Olukanni, noted that Nigerian banks are already offering financial services, adding that Nigerian industries would still benefit more.
He added that the OPS has championed advocacy on the area of electricity tariffs adding that it will continue to agitate for a better operational environment.