The Chairman of Zenith Bank Plc, Mr. Jim Ovia, has observed that Nigeria’s economy is advancing positively with the overall outlook showing it is now on growth trajectory.
Ovia, therefore commended the federal government’s economic team for pulling the economy out of economic recession.
Giving his goodwill message at the Deloitte in Dialogue Nigeria Economic Outlook 2019 event on Thursday, at the Civic Centre in Lagos, Ovia focused on two key points, ease of doing business, and the nation’s inflation rate.
He commended the present economic team on the nation’s remarkable improvement on the ease of doing business index.
The chairman specifically commended ministers of Finance, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed and Budget and National Planning, Senator Udo Udoma – as well as the Honorable Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, and the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria.
While commending the ministers for an excellent job, Ovia charged them with the responsibility of further improving the nation’s ranking on the ease of doing business index. In his words, “the target for the ease of doing business for Nigeria in 2019 in terms of ranking, should be single digit”.
According to Ovia, We are no longer in recession and we have been able to manage the rate of inflation. The outlook for the nation shows that we are “now on a growth trajectory”.