The Chief Executive of Officer of Flying Doctor Nigeria, Dr Ola Brown has praised the Muhammadu Buhari led Federal Government reform on ease of doing business.
Dr Brown spoke at the Lit subnational Tour organised by the Presidential Enabling Business Environment and the Lagos State Government.
The “Ease of Doing Business” policy is a collaboration between the Federal Government and State government aimed at ensuring investors and entrepreneurs are able to carry out their business activities with little or no impediments.
According to her, the new ease of doing business reforms by the current Administration has been transformation to her business.
She said, “let share a story of how the new ease of doing business reforms by the current Administration have been transformation to my business. Visa on arrival, a simple, policy change has changed the way my business runs forever. Flying Doctors Nigeria, like every air ambulance service is focused on moving patients from areas where they have overwhelmed the level of care to a more suitable level of care for them.”
“So there are certain tourist attractions especially in the mountains of Chad that America/European adventure tourists visit every year. Accidents happen to many of these climbers and they have to be flown to the closest point for stabilization Lagos. Before the reforms, you can imagine how difficult it was for an American to obtain an emergency Nigerian visa to receive emergency care in Lagos.”
“But now our patients are able to receive visa on arrival. This saves time and lives and also contributes to the economy, hospitals, hotels, banks, doctors & nurses all benefit.”
“I am excited about the business prospects for the future, I believe that a combination of cultural shifts, policy innovation and better story-telling will fuel Nigeria and ultimately Africa’s growth, lifting millions of people our of poverty and creating global impact.”