Gov. Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State, on Friday signed two Executive Orders and one Regulation Law.

The governor performed the function during an emergency meeting of the State Executive Council in Lafia.

Speaking at the event, Sule said that the Executive Orders are for the adoption of the Framework for Responsible Investment in Land Intensive Agriculture (FRILIA) and the implementation of the Nasarawa Governance Result and Efficiency Mechanism (NGREM).

He added that the regulation law on the other hand was for strengthening the Nasarawa State Investment and Development Agency (NASIDA) Law 2020 to improve the Framework for Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) in the state.

Sule explained that the executive orders and regulations are anchored on improving governance and delivering results for the economic development of the state.

“The adoption of FRILIA is to ensure that land acquisition and resettlement for large-scale agribusiness investments are undertaken in line with established international good practices.

“It will also ensure long-term economic, social, and environmental benefits, and guarantee shared benefits between private investors and surrounding communities,” he added.

He explained that NGREM is to streamline government processes, promote transparency, and enhance efficiency in the delivery of public services.

He said that NGREM also required all ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) to Publish Service Level Agreement (SLA), Grievance Redress Mechanism (GRM) and Mandatory Advance Communication rules of upcoming changes.

Also speaking at the event, Ibrahim Abdullahi, Managing Director of NASIDA, noted that the regulation of their law would improve their framework and encourage PPP.

He added that the regulation seeks to stimulate economic growth, create job opportunities, and enhance the infrastructural development of the state.

The Nasarawa State Executive Council also ratified and adopted the State’s Business Enabling Reforms Action Plan (BERAP) for 2024.

According to reports, the governor had approved the abolishment of all charges for the deployment of fibre optic infrastructure to attract more investors in the sector.

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