Minister for Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, says the promotion of manufacturing sector is high on the agenda of President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration.
Fashola made this known on Tuesday in Lagos at the opening of the fourth Manufacturing and Equipment Expo NME and Nigerian Raw Materials Expo NIRAM.
It has as it theme: “Optimising the Value Chain in the Manufacturing Sector to Ensure Sustainable Growth and Competitiveness.”
Fashola said that the Federal Government was committed at enabling the private sector to operate at its optimum capacity, especially in the manufacturing sector.
According to him, this is by creating an attractive collaborative environment between the public and the private sector.
The minister said that government would enable the private sector to drive the economy, while playing a regulatory role with focus on removing constraints and bottlenecks to growth and enterprise.