(AGENDAWATCHDOG) – As part of efforts to improve commerce and increase investment in Plateau State, Governor Simon Lalong has inaugurated the Plateau State One Stop Investment Centre (PS-OSIC).
The commissioning of the centre was carried out on Wednesday at Beach Road, Jos, the capital of Plateau State, during which the governor stated that the centre was meant to remove all encumbrances to the setting up and operation of businesses in the state.
OSIC, which is a business hub where relevant government agencies are brought together under one location, coordinated and streamlined to provide efficient and transparent services to investors in the State, will go a long way in not only opening up the state to potential investors, but would constitute a huge boost to the local and national economy.
The OSIC will deploy the most modern technologies and applications that may require less physical contacts thereby making it easier for investors to obtain solutions from every part of the world.
Following the commissioning of the One Stop Investment Centre (OSIC), the Lalong-led government has indicated it’s commitment to making Plateau State an investment destination in the country.
POTENTIAL IMPACT: OSIC is a novel idea with several merits, if properly utilized. Not only will it open the state up for investment by local, national and international players, it will also serve as a concentric point for the effective coordination and streamlining of business practices in the state. The Centre will also reduce time and costs of securing business permits, and also enhance the application of legislation and regulations to support competition and business friendly policies. Both the state and national economies stand to benefit immensely from the centre in the long run.