Welcome to NASSBER

National Assembly
business environment roundtable

About NASSBER

PARTNERSHIP FOR
LEGISLATIVE ENGAGEMENTS

The National Assembly Business Environment Roundtable (NASSBER) is a partnership between the National Assembly, the Nigerian Economic Summit Group and the Nigeria Bar Association’s Section on Business Law) to initiate and review business, investment, and job creating laws in Nigeria. This collaboration established a platform for the private sector to support the legislature in its drafting, deliberations, discussions and review of laws that will improve Nigeria’s business environment. It is expected that through this supportive work and resulting legislation, Nigeria’s economy will achieve inclusive growth and sustainability, create jobs, and generally cater to the wellbeing of Nigerians. The NESG serves as the Secretariat of NASSBER.

Thematic Areas


Arbitration & Dispute Resolution

Arbitration & Dispute Resolution

Constitution Review

Constitution Review

Data & Digital Economy

Data & Digital Economy

Financial Services

Financial Services

Human Capital Development

Human Capital Development

Infrastructure & Urban Development

Infrastructure & Urban Development

Innovation & Intellectual Property

Innovation & Intellectual Property

Institutions

Institutions

Investments

Investments

Public Finance & Taxation

Public Finance & Taxation

Regulations

Regulations

Trade

Trade

Vision Statement

To position Nigeria as a hub for economic and business activities in Africa

Mission Statement

To facilitate the development of an enabling environment for business by influencing the enactment/review of enabling legislation

Our Focus

legislative
advocacy focus

Our legislative advocacy focuses on improving the business environment and achieving competitiveness

Improving the Business Environment

Business environment reform promotes the development of markets that encourage competition and enhance the effectiveness and sustainability of other development interventions. A conducive business environment is one of the pre-requisites for economic growth. As a result, reforms are often required to address policy, legal and regulatory requirements that unnecessarily raise the cost of doing business, increase risks or reduce competition. NASSBER’s approach to improving the business environment will focus on six (6) areas that have a direct impact private enterprise and industry. They are Alternative Dispute Resolution, Regulations, Investments, Access to Credit, Intellectual Property, E-Business, Trade.

Achieving Competitiveness

Nigeria’s economic development depends on the country’s ability to create and sustain the factors and institutions that will ensure high productivity and enhance the wellbeing of her citizens. Therefore, Nigeria must seek to achieve competitiveness. A competitive economy is a productive one, and productivity leads to growth, which leads to better income levels and improved wellbeing. The NASSBER Agenda on achieving competitiveness focuses on six (6) factors that will enable Nigeria to achieve global competitiveness. They are infrastructure, efficiency of the markets, human capital development, innovation, data/digital economy and institutions.
Nigeria must place emphasis on achieving quality growth, that must encompass major sectors of the economy because Nigeria’s economic prosperity depends largely on strategically identifying specific industries (and industry segments) with a competitive advantage to unleash economic opportunities and fast-track economic development that translates into productivity growth. Legislative instruments will therefore be aimed at unlocking the binding constraints to the growth of industry and NESG has identified six competitive industries: Agriculture, Manufacturing, ICT, Financial Services, Creative Industry, and Extractive Industry.

Senate Bills
House Bills
Years of Advocacy

Our Work

Impressive
portfolio

Reports and more

NASSBER Contact

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with NASSBER