Stakeholders in the business sector have lauded the decision of President Bola Tinubu for appointing Dr Jumoke Oduwole as Special Adviser to the President on the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC) and Investment and noted that the appointment signals his commitment to continuity in enhancing the business environment in Nigeria.
The senior lecturer in international law at the University of Lagos, who held the position in the previous administration, is one of the aides whose appointment was announced on Monday. Dr Oduwole’s portfolio has been expanded with the addition of Investment to her duties, which she will continue to discharge in the Office of the Vice President, Kashim Shettima.
“She will also continue to serve as Secretary of the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC), which is chaired by the Vice President.
Her appointment was hailed by investors, economic experts, and other key stakeholders,” a statement announcing her appointment said.
A Kano-based investor, Mohammed Abdulahi, said of the appointment: “It shows Mr President’s adherence to the principle of continuity considering Dr Oduwole’s excellent performance,” adding that, “PEBEC was one of the shining lights of the previous administration. We all saw how active the council was in addressing issues containing business and investment in this country.”
Another investor, Herbert Ibekwe, an importer, said Nigeria has become a better place for investment with state government and relevant agencies of the federal government competing to improve their activities to make the environment for business friendlier to investors.