RDF’s, Rotimi Fawole, has been featured in The Guardian newspaper, offering his insights into what the implementation of Executive Order 5 could mean for business, technology, and international trade. The article was first published in the newspaper and online on Tuesday 13th February.
“It was suggested in some quarters that foreign companies would find it harder to do business in Nigeria as a result,” writes Fawole. “This is unlikely to be the case, as the focus is mostly on procurement by ministries and government departments.”
“The document also appears to be more of a roadmap in certain regards, for example, announcing (rather than ordering) that the Ministry of Science and Technology would establish centres for technology acquisition across the country, the Ministry of Education would encourage the inclusion of Public Procurement Process in the school curriculum and the federal government would provide intervention funds to establish new programmes for emerging technology.”
Rotimi goes onto analyse current issues of protectionism, infrastructure and sustainable funding, and can be read in full on The Guardian website here.