SON, NCDMB leads in PEBEC 2023 enabling business ranking

The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) and the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) have maintained the lead in the efficiency and transparency compliance ranking scale released by the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC).

In a statement released on Tuesday by SON Director, Public Relations, Foluso Bolaji (Mrs.), the Standards Organisation of Nigeria, the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), and the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) emerged as the overall top-performing agencies.

“The PEBEC report had all the Ministries, Departments, and Agencies of the Federal Government in Nigeria ranked on the basis of transparency and efficiency compliance, which assesses their ability to provide cost-effective, timely, and customer-friendly services.

“NCDMB and SON were ranked first and second, respectively, in terms of efficiency and transparency; for the second straight year, SON has clinched this award.

“Analysis of the PEBEC Business Facilitation Performance Results, which covered January–December 2023, showed that NCDMB scored 70.07 per cent, Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) 69.5 per cent, Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) 65.12 per cent, Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) 65.04 per cent, and Nigerian Export-Import Bank (NEXIM) 63.51 per cent.

“According to PEBEC, the high-performing MDAs demonstrated commendable performance in both efficiency and transparency through diligent adherence to their Service Level Agreements (SLAs) during the 2023 reporting year.

“In acknowledging this recognition by PEBEC, the Director General/Chief Executive, Dr Ifeanyi Chukwunonso Okeke, credits this accomplishment to the hardworking and diligent staff of the Standards Organisation of Nigeria, noting that the recognition is a testimony of SON’s unwavering commitment to business and trade facilitation in the country in line with the Federal Government’s resolve to create an enabling environment for businesses to thrive.

“The Director General reiterates the commitment of SON to facilitating businesses with a view to improving life through standards,” the SON statement read.



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