Ease of doing business: Lagos launches electronic business guide
As part of efforts to ease the process of shopping in Lagos Island Markets, the Lagos State Government through the Office of the Special Adviser to the Governor on Central Business Districts has launched a web-based electronic business guide.
The Special Adviser to the Governor on Central Business Districts, Mr. Agboola Dabiri at a public display and launching of the electronic business directory, said the present administration is exploring the advantage of technology to ease the process of doing business in the ever populated Lagos Island markets.
He said with the launch of the electronic business guide, shoppers would no longer have to drive from one shop to another searching for goods or services on Lagos Island as they can easily log on to the website and contact dealers of their desired goods from their phones, laptops or desktops.
Dabiri disclosed that the launch of the electronic business guide is one of the requirements of being a member of the International Downtown Association to which Lagos Central Business District subscribes.
“The Lagos CBD is a member of the International Downtown Association and as a member, you are required to develop an electronic business guide to ease doing business in the Districts,” he stated.
The Special Adviser said people can now search for products and service from their comfort zones by logging on to www. Lagoscbdguide.com.ng. to use the product which is free, convenient and easy to use by anyone with a smartphone.
“Coming to do business in Lagos Island markets sometimes could be frustrating because of the large volume of crowd we face daily. Most people are discouraged to come to the Lagos Island markets just because of this singular frustrating crowd and the traffic issues associated with it. But today, with the launching of this business guide, shoppers and consumers with a click on the buttons of their laptops, phones and desktops can search for their desired goods and services at the comfort of their homes” Dabiri said.