BPE sets to conduct Impact Assessment on some Private Enterprises

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Alex Okoh, DG, BPE
Alex Okoh, DG, BPE

The Bureau of Public Enterprises, BPE, in collaboration with the National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, and Nigeria Institute of Social and Economics Research, NISER, is set to conduct an impact assessment on some selected privatised enterprises under the reform and privatisation programme of the federal government, Alex Okoh, the director-general of the bureau, has disclosed.

Okoh who made this known at the inaugural meeting of the Assessment Technical Working Group, ATeWG, held in the bureau on Thursday, October 25, 2018, said the essence is to enable the federal government showcase the impact or otherwise of the privatisation programme.

The DG, who  was represented by Joe Anichebe, the director of Development Institutions and Natural Resources Department, DI & NR, in the BPE, noted that after three decades of the privatisation programme, the bureau deemed it necessary to review the performances of the privatised enterprises to ascertain whether or not the targeted objectives of the programme  have been achieved.

The Assessment Technical Group which is chaired by Adbdul-Azeez Mu’azu Mafindi, a deputy director in the bureau, has membership drawn from the NISER, NBS and BPE. The group is to carry out neutral assessment of the bureau’s concluded transactions to showcase the achievements and challenges encountered by the privatised enterprises as well as monitor the growth, efficiency of privatised enterprises.

It is also to evaluate and assess the effectiveness of privatised enterprises using relevant and accurate data used in planning effective interventions.

Assessment Study will be carried out on  six sectors namely; The Telecommunications Sector, Maritime Sector (Ports), Eleme Petrochemicals Company, Cement Companies, Ground Handling companies, NAHCOL & SAHCOL, and  the Hospitality Sector.

Louis Chete, representative of the NISER thanked the BPE for the initiative and promised to work with the Bureau to achieve the desired goal.

– Oct. 30, 2018 @ 14:55 GMT |

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