We will ensure a level playing field for businesses in Nigeria – VP Osinbajo



Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says the Federal Government will ensure that business environment in the country is transparent and fair.

Osinbajo, who gave the assurance when he received a delegation of Lafarge Holcim Executives in the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Wednesday, said that the APC-led administration would always ensure no one was unfairly treated.

According to him, it is important that government creates a level playing field and that no business process should seem disadvantaged to one or the other.

The vice-president reiterated the Federal Government’s resolve to provide conducive investment environment for both local and international investors.

“The rules of the game should be fair and should not be that one is cheated or disadvantaged, but that everyone gets a fair chance,’’ he added.

The President of Lafarge Holcim in Africa, Mr Peter Hoddinott, said his company had invested heavily in the cement industry in

Nigeria and subsequently creating job opportunities for thousands of unemployed youths in the country.

He said that the company would continue with partner with the Federal Government in addressing the nation’s housing deficit of about 17 million.

He assured that the company would continue to meet its corporate responsibility by way of meeting the infrastructural needs of communities where the company’s facilities and installation were located.

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