DBI’s president, Arabi, Bello-Koko, others cross-fertilize ideas at lunch time seminar

Abuja—The President of Digital Bridge Institute (DBI), Prof. Mohammed Ajiya Tuesday joined other managing directors from ministries, departments and agencies of government to exchange ideas at the 2022 edition of Lunch Time Seminar.

This year’s seminar which was organized by the Bureau of Public Service Reform (BPSR) was tagged: “The Contribution of Nigerian Port Authority in Enhancing Economic Growth and Ease of Doing Business in Nigeria.”

According to DBI’s head of public affairs, Akin Ogunlade, the DG of BPSR, Dasuki Arabi in his opening remarks said the bureau instituted the ‘lunch time seminar’ series to address topical issues in the public domain to encourage cross-fertilization of ideas.

He said this is in line with the broader function of conducting research on reform implementation efforts and presenting “Best Practice” models.

Arabi further stressed that to enhance growth and ease of doing business, there is a need to automate the documentation process, payment process, and terminal/shipping operations.

“If all these processes are automated, businesses will be made easy,” he stated.

According to him, DBI was created to upskill and upscale Nigeria’s corporate service in digital processing of work and the e-government master plan, describing Prof. Ajiya as a graduate of the e-government master plan of the Federal Government.

The guest speaker, Mr. Mohammed Bello-Koko, Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) said the Authority’s contributions to the national economy have attracted reputable international organizations as technical partners or joint ventures.

Bello-Koko on the day delivered a paper on “The contributions of Nigerian Port Authority in enhancing economic growth and ease of doing business in Nigeria.”

President and Chief Executive Officer of DBI was accompanied by the Group Head, Research Innovation and Consultation Mr. Paulinus Ugwoke and Temidayo of the Public Affairs unit.

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