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The National Assembly Business Environment Roundtable (NASSBER) was created in 2016 as a platform for the legislature and the private sector to engage, deliberate and take action on a framework that will improve Nigeria’s business environment through a review of relevant legislations and provisions of the Constitution. It is a partnership between the National Assembly and the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG), UK Department for International Development (DfID) through the ENABLE II & GEMS3 programmes and Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) – Section on Business Law.

The National Assembly Business Environment Roundtable (NASSBER) was created as a platform for the legislature and the private sector to engage, deliberate and take action on a framework that will improve Nigeria’s business environment through a review of relevant legislations and provisions of the Constitution.

UPDATE

PASSAGE OF THE FCCPC BILL: ANOTHER VICTORY FOR PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS

On Thursday 9th March 2017, the House of Representatives under the leadership of the Speaker, Hon. Yakubu Dogara passed the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission Bill. The bill which was sponsored by the Speaker sought to repeal the Consumer Protection Act, establish the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission as well as the Consumer Protection Tribunal. It is expected that the bill will promote healthy business competition and strengthen consumer rights in Nigeria.

Partners:

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National Assembly

Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG)

DFID through the ENABLE II & GEMS3 programmes

Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) – Section on Business Law

NASSBER

has been represented in the Technical Committees to the Senate and House of Representatives Committees on several of these bills.

MAJOR VICTORY

On July 21, 2016 the Senate passed the Nigerian Railway Corporation Act 1955 Repeal& Re-enactment Railway Bill, 2016 (the NASSBER legislation to be passed by any chamber of the National Assembly).