OPS HAILS INCLUSION OF MEMBERS IN ECONOMIC TEAM
Members of the Organised Private Sector, OPS, have lauded the inclusion of members of the sector in the nation's economic team.
Responding to the inclusion of the President of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, and President of Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, MAN, Chief Kola Jamodu, as members of the nation's economic team, President of Abuja Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture, ABUCCIMA, Mr Dele Oye said it was one on of the most strategic steps to be taken by President Goodluck Jonathan to stabilise an ailing economy.
The ABUCCIMA president said it was wrong to constitute an economic team that would propound policies which would regulate business in an economy without including actors in that economy who actually pilot their businesses relying on those policies.
He said: 'It is a very wise move by the president to include the likes of Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Chief Kola Jamodu and others in the economic team. They are actually the ones who wear the shoes and they can tell exactly where it pinches.
'So, their inclusion in the economic team is a right step in the right direction, which deserves a lot of commendation,' he added.
Also hailing the development, General Secretary of the Cement Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, Mr. James Salako, said an economic team that did not make room for the contributions of some of the biggest investors in the economy was clearly skewed.
Salako said the policies formulated by the public sector were not directly meant for their consumption, but 'are actually meant for the operators of the various arms of the private sector.'