EKITI Gov. Oyebanji inks 3 Executive Orders to Boost Economy

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Biodun Oyebanji, has officially signed three significant executive orders.


The trio of Executive Order 01 of 2023 focuses on the Promotion of Transparency and Efficiency in the Business Environment; Executive Order 02 of 2023 centers around the Establishment, Adoption, and Implementation of the Framework for Responsive and Inclusive Land-Intensive Agricultural Investment (FRILIA), while Executive Order 03 addresses the Trade Grievances Redress Mechanism (GRM), specifically designed to address complaints from traders concerning issues such as harassment, unauthorized payments, and other in-kind requests.


Executive Order 01 mandates key MDAs to publish essential information on the state’s official website, covering fees, procedures, Service Level Agreements (SLA), and Grievance Redress Mechanism (GRM) for core business regulatory processes. The affected MDAs include the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, Ministry of Infrastructure and Public Utilities, Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development, Ekiti State Signage and Advertising Agency, Ekiti State Internal Revenue Services, and Bureau of Land Services.


Furthermore, Executive Order 02 emphasizes the adoption and implementation of a framework for responsible and inclusive land-intensive agricultural investment. This order sets stringent principles to ensure transparent investment, minimize adverse effects from land acquisition, consider inclusive investment and production models, and involve consultation and participation with potentially affected communities.


Lastly, Executive Order 03 establishes a Trade Grievance Redress Mechanism (TGRM) under the Ministry of Investment, Trade and Industry. This mechanism is tasked with addressing and resolving trade grievances submitted by citizens, businesses, industries, or individuals, covering issues such as harassment, unauthorized payments, and other in-kind requests. The TGRM will include a Grievance Redress Panel of experts and officials with expertise in trade matters.


Governor Oyebanji signed these executive orders in adherence to the authority vested in him by the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended) and the laws of Ekiti State.

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