A report by The Punch indicates that the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC) chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has published subnational ease of doing business survey.
Each state was rated on a 10-point scale across four areas such as infrastructure and security, transparency and access to information, regulatory environment and skills workforce readiness.
These indicators provided the basis for calculating the overall performance of the state. The report constructed by KPMG Professional Services was carried out between November 2020 and January 2021.
Gombe with a score of 7.69 remains the country's favourite as it tops the list with ease of doing business outshining other states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Below is the list of the top ten performers among the 36 states of the federation
5. Akwa Ibom
List of criteria to meet for FG's business survival loans
The federal government on Thursday, February 4, announced that registration for the guaranteed offtake stimulus scheme and the general Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) grant would commence on Tuesday, February 9.
Through the guaranteed off-take stimulus scheme and general MSME grant, 100,000 MSMEs would benefit from GoS 100,000 and Nigerians would benefit from a one-off N50,000 MSME grant.
The minister of trade and investment, Mariam Katagum, who is also the steering committee of the MSMEs survival fund and guaranteed off-take stimulus scheme said the programme is aimed at protecting and sustaining the incomes of vulnerable Micro and Small Enterprises by guaranteeing the offtake of their products.
Top 10 states with highest capital investments in Nigeria in 2020
Meanwhile, Lagos remains the investor’s favourite in Nigeria as it tops the list of states that attracted the most investments in 2020, outshining other states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
The Nationa Bureau of Statistics (NBS) shows that Lagos, Nigeria's economic nerve centre, attracted $8.31 billion in investments.