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|Buhari’s Blue Print: ‘my First 100 Days In Office by Nobody: 12:02pm On Apr 02, 2015|
Ahead of the presidential poll General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) published a public letter titled ‘my covenant’. The letter particulars what Nigerians should expect from Buhari’s first 100 days in office.
Read letter below:
My Covenant With Nigerians
In the past few months that I have traveled round this country on campaigns, I have experienced the sheer beauty of our diversity. From Port Harcourt to Kano, from Abeokuta to Gusau, I experienced first-hand the daily sufferings and struggles of our people. I also experienced the overwhelming desire of our people for change.
When I arrived in Port Harcourt on the 5th of January to start my campaigns, I was met by our teeming supporters, who stayed till late in the evening to welcome us. Among them were many young men and women, who in the few minutes that I shared with them at the airport, made me to reflect on what kind of future awaits them in our country.
The gestures of 90-year-old Hajia Fadimatu Mai Talle Tara from Kebbi State and 9-years-old Nicole Eniiyi Benson from Lagos State, who donated their life-savings to my campaign, reflect the overwhelming desire of our people for change. In their gestures, I perceived a longing for the days when honour, national pride and dignity of labour were the fundamental social principles that governed our country. As I encountered millions of our youths, who sometimes run for hours in front of my car and hanging precariously on our campaign vehicles at our state rallies, I also pondered the enormity of the task ahead. How do we give jobs to our youth? How do we reform our economy and make it work for every Nigerian?
I know however, that what we require to revamp our economy and rebuild our country is our ability to galvanize all our citizens to believe once again in their government, in their country and especially, to believe in themselves. This can only happen if we are able to rebuild the trust and belief that our people used to have in government, and indeed, in our nation. The leadership that I will provide will be built on this critical awareness. I intend to lead with integrity and honour and commit myself totally to everything that is of concern to our people: security, employment, health, education, good governance and others.
This Covenant is to outline my agenda for Nigeria and provide a bird’s eye view of how we intend to bring about the change that our country needs and deserves. This Covenant is derived from the manifesto of my party, the All Progressives Congress (APC). It however, represents my pledge to you all when I become your President.
I have no doubt that God being on our side, with the abiding support of all Nigerians, we shall all witness the great change that we desire and achieve the Nigeria of our dream.
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|Re: Buhari’s Blue Print: ‘my First 100 Days In Office by Nobody: 12:03pm On Apr 02, 2015|
Corruption and Governance
No matter how vast our resources, if they are not efficiently utilized, they will only benefit a privileged few, leaving the majority in poverty. I believe if Nigeria does not kill corruption; corruption will kill Nigeria.
I pledge to:
· Publicly declare my assets and liabilities and encourage my political appointees to also publicly declare their assets and liabilities.
· Affirm that our strategy for tackling corruption will not only focus on punishment. Rather, it will also provide incentives for disclosure and transparency.
· Show personal leadership in the war against corruption and also hold all the people who work with me to account.
· Inaugurate the National Council on Procurement as stipulated in the Procurement Act so that the Federal Executive Council, which has been turned to a weekly session of contract bazaar, will concentrate on its principal function of policy making.
· Review and implement audit recommendations by Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI).
· Work with the National Assembly towards the immediate enactment of a Whistle Blower Act.
· Work with the National Assembly to strengthen ICPC and EFCC by guaranteeing institutional autonomy including financial and prosecutorial independence and security of tenure of officials.
· Make the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) an autonomous and operational agency.
· Encourage proactive disclosure of information by government institutions in the spirit of the Freedom of Information Act.
· Ensure all MDAs regularly comply with their accountability responsibilities to Nigerians through the National Assembly.
· Work with the leadership of the National Assembly to cut down the cost of governance.
· Present a national anti-corruption Strategy.
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|Re: Buhari’s Blue Print: ‘my First 100 Days In Office by DickDastardly(m): 12:03pm On Apr 02, 2015|
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|Re: Buhari’s Blue Print: ‘my First 100 Days In Office by Nobody: 12:04pm On Apr 02, 2015|
Insurgency and Insecurity
I have had the opportunity to serve my country in the military up to the highest level, as a Major General and as the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces. In the course of my service, I had defended the territorial integrity of Nigeria. And if called upon to do so again, I shall rise to the occasion. As a father, I feel the pain of the victims of insurgency, kidnapping and violence whether they are the widows and orphans of military, paramilitary or civilians.
I pledge to:
· Ensure that under my watch, no force, external or internal, will occupy even an inch of Nigerian soil. I will give all it takes to ensure that our girls kidnapped from Chibok are rescued and reunited with their families.
· Deliver a Marshal Plan on insurgency, terrorism, ethnic and religious violence, kidnapping, rural banditry and ensure that never again will Nigerian children be slaughtered or kidnapped at will.
· Boost the morale of our fighting forces and the generality of Nigerians by leading from the front as the Commander-in-Chief and not hide in the comfort and security of Aso Rock.
· Give especial attention to the welfare of our armed forces and all other security personnel and their families, including State-guaranteed life insurance for all officers and men as well as protect the families of our fallen heroes.
· Ensure that acts of heroism and valour in the service to the nation are publicly recognized and celebrated.
· Establish close working relationship with governors of the states affected by insurgency, with leaders of our neighbouring countries and with leaders around the world to cooperate in combating insurgency, oil theft, piracy and criminality.
· Activate regular meetings of the National Police Council to ensure the discharge of its true constitutional roles in a transparent and accountable way.
· Fight for you, and alongside you. We will fight together to defeat terrorism. But I will be honest with you about our challenges and I will bear the responsibilities of my charge. I will not lie to you or exaggerate our triumphs. My administration will be thoroughly transparent in every step of our daily struggle and together we will win the war.
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|Re: Buhari’s Blue Print: ‘my First 100 Days In Office by Nobody: 12:05pm On Apr 02, 2015|
In many years of oil exploration, the Niger Delta has become perhaps, the world’s worst eco-system, a byword for environmental degradation, exploitation and diseases. I believe that protecting the livelihood of our people in the Niger Delta should transcend our interest its oil.
I pledge to:
· Commit myself and my administration to the protection and regeneration of the environment in the Niger Delta and to ensure that oil companies comply with global best practices on environmental protection.
· Sustain and streamline the human capital development in the Niger Delta, especially focusing on youth and women.
· Reform investment in infrastructural development of the Niger Delta and ensure that the NDDC is held accountable to its mandate.
Nigeria’s greatest asset is her people. My commitment is to invest in our people and ensure that they have the opportunity to achieve their full potentials and enjoy the full benefits of their citizenship, regardless of their religion, region, ethnicity, gender or disability.
I pledge to:
· Continually acknowledge our diversity and consciously promote equality and equity in all government businesses and activities.
· Implement the National Gender Policy including 35% of appointive positions for women.
· Work with the National Assembly to pass the National Disability Act and the Equal Opportunities Bill.
We must give real meaning to the old saying that Health is Wealth. We must take all possible measures to ensure that our people stay healthy, but we must also ensure that when they fall ill, they can get help.
Healthcare in Nigeria is in crises. Too many people do not get any treatment. For those who do get treated, all too often, the care they receive is poor. Far too many die from easily treatable diseases and what should be routine treatment often end in death. Furthermore, Nigeria is set to miss our MDG targets. The statistics speak for themselves.
I pledge to:
· Unveil a health sector review policy to ensure efficient and effective management of our health systems with focus on prevention.
· Ensure that no Nigerian will have any reason to go outside the country for medical treatment.
· Guarantee financial sustainability to the health sector and minimum basic health care for all.
· Review occupational health laws and immediately commence enforcement of the provisions to reduce hazards in the work place.
· Partner with State Governments and development partners to ensure all-round implementation of our primary health plans by expanding access to health insurance for rural communities.
I believe that our education system must prepare our children for the responsibilities of citizenship and prepare our youths to contribute to the development of our country. Therefore, I shall focus on restoring the lost glory of our education by implementing reforms that will bring quality back into our schools and position our universities and polytechnics to provide market-relevant skills to our youths.
I pledge to:
· Embark on a program of mass mobilisation to ensure that all children of school age, no matter where they may reside in our country, and no matter the social conditions of their parents, are in school. Working in co-operation with the State Governments, we shall make the required investments in infrastructure, learning materials, nutrition and children healthcare. To this end, UBEC Fund will be reviewed to ensure greater efficiency in utilization.
· Provide on-the-job retraining opportunities for existing teachers at both the basic and secondary levels while providing the right incentives to keep teachers in the classrooms and attract bright young men and women to take up career in teaching.
· Work with other levels of government and through relevant government agencies to allocate resources to schools while strengthening community participation in school management.
· Implement a comprehensive review of the goal and content of our secondary education to ensure that it also serves the purpose of skills acquisition and fits purpose.
· Set up Colleges of Skills and Enterprise to replace the old technical colleges. This will be done with direct participation from relevant industry and professional groups in the private sector. Based on local market demands, each of the colleges will focus on high job demand sectors of the economy such as agriculture, ICT, telecommunications, entertainment, construction, oil and gas and sports.
· Establish special purpose fund for a Secondary School level education.
· Improve the competitiveness of our universities and polytechnics and position them at the heart of the national productivity, innovation and enterprise.
· Pursue a policy of non-discrimination between the universities and the polytechnics.
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|Re: Buhari’s Blue Print: ‘my First 100 Days In Office by dayo23: 12:05pm On Apr 02, 2015|
An Absolute Bomb from a no nonsense General! May 29th already looking like 10yrs.....can't wait!!!
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|Re: Buhari’s Blue Print: ‘my First 100 Days In Office by Nobody: 12:06pm On Apr 02, 2015|
Oil has served our country, but it has also excluded majority of Nigerians from the mainstream of our economy. I am convinced that our guarantee for inclusive growth is agriculture.
I pledge to:
•Make agriculture a major focus of the government and lay the institutional foundation to attract large-scale investments and capital to the sector.
•Actively promote a well-coordinated and innovatively funded Youth in Commercial Agribusiness Programme.
•Establish agricultural produce storage, pricing and marketing systems to ensure real commercial value and minimize waste.
•Work with State Governments to launch Agricultural Support Programmes that will drive agricultural land development and mechanization.
•Revamp, revitalize and improve on the national agricultural extension and rural support service system.
•Lay the groundwork for a standardized market uptake and aggregation outlets for specific agricultural produce.
•Revamp the key development banks (Bank of Agriculture, Bank of Industry and Nigeria Import & Export Bank) to fund inclusive agricultural value chain operations
•Liberalise and expand agricultural and rural insurance system with premium subventions support to farmers
•Revamp the agricultural cooperative system to drive rural agriculture and improve stakes for smallholder farmers.
•Develop a system of small-scale irrigation systems to ensure all-year round farming.
•Revamping key agriculture research institutions and deliver their outputs through effective network of extension services.
Management of the Economy for Shared Prosperity
All Nigerians deserve to benefit from our collective wealth. We promise not to leave any Nigerian behind in our determination to create, expand and ensure equitable and effective allocation of economic opportunities. No matter the amount of wealth we create, it would be meaningless unless it benefits the majority of our people.
Our failure to ensure a stable supply of electricity has been an impediment to economic growth, productivity and national security.
I pledge to:
· Address the gaps in power sector privatization to ensure it serves the needs of our people.
· Explore and develop alternative sources of power such as small, medium and large hydro plants, wind, coal and solar and other forms of renewable energy to ensure efficient and affordable power supply.
· Invest in technical skills development for efficient management of energy resources.
Sports and Culture
Sports and culture are important instruments for social cohesion, national integration and promotion of positive national image. They also provide a strong platform for youth development and the expression of our abundant creative talents.
I pledge to:
· Invest and encourage investments in both small and large-scale sports facilities to enable mass participation in sports.
· Ensure that participation in sports become a core component of our education at all levels.
· Activate incentives for the private sector to invest in the development of high performance sports.
I pledge to:
· Support real investments in the entertainment, arts and creative industries.
· Strengthen the regulatory framework to protect and preserve our culture and creative industry and prevent it from the scourge of piracy.
· Develop and strengthen the value link-chain of the culture industry to deepen the industry and provide jobs.
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|Re: Buhari’s Blue Print: ‘my First 100 Days In Office by Nobody: 12:24pm On Apr 02, 2015|
Story. Where is true federalism in all of that long story? The problem with Nigeria is structural. Restructure the country such that states can harness whatever resources they have to develop their area and people. Most especially, the current regime of clean elections must be maintained and even improved upon. Otherwise, it is same of the same
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|Re: Buhari’s Blue Print: ‘my First 100 Days In Office by NewNigeriaMind: 12:25pm On Apr 02, 2015|
Can the Mods move this to front page please.
Let us form expectations now.
I am not a buhari supporter because I like zara face or something.
I am a buharist because I believe he can deliver
please to the front page
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|Re: Buhari’s Blue Print: ‘my First 100 Days In Office by Truckpusher(m): 12:26pm On Apr 02, 2015|
Once again as always feared and expected there is no concrete plan or whatsoever in solving the Niger Delta question.
All he said there are mere rethoric that we've been hearing since the first oil well was drilled in Oloibiri.
The Nigerian state had enough time to solve this problem but no one is interested and this calls for a sober reflection.
|Re: Buhari’s Blue Print: ‘my First 100 Days In Office by Truckpusher(m): 12:30pm On Apr 02, 2015|
Sincere9gerian:Wasn't that one of the reasons they ganged up against Jonathan ?
I'm very glad that Jonathan has shown them and the entire world that we aren't power hungry ,all we want is an equal and fair share of our resources and that isn't too much to ask for.
The good people of Nigeria should tell Buhari to do the right thing as any attempt to extend the dreams of his fathers will fail.
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|Re: Buhari’s Blue Print: ‘my First 100 Days In Office by themilanway(m): 12:30pm On Apr 02, 2015|
I'm not from Niger Delta,but i will be more than glad if GMB's government can look into the oil spilage in and around those riverine communities,something Jonathan refused to do despite coming from that region.
I will never forgive OBJ for looking away while companies like SHELL.MOBIL and their likes ruined the livelihood of those poor people.
I'm always moved to tears each time i see video footage of more harm than good these oil spilage has done to people within and around these communities.
Jonathan failed the peope of Niger Delta.
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|Re: Buhari’s Blue Print: ‘my First 100 Days In Office by obi4eze: 12:31pm On Apr 02, 2015|
What we owe our President-elect is our prayers for his safety.
I will do my best to make it a point of duty to pray for him daily.
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|Re: Buhari’s Blue Print: ‘my First 100 Days In Office by Nobody: 12:33pm On Apr 02, 2015|
May Almighty Allah continue to strengthen our Elected president and grant him the power to stick to his promise.
So much is expected from him and it takes only the grace of God for him to rule Nigeria to the promiseland.
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|Re: Buhari’s Blue Print: ‘my First 100 Days In Office by ckay2015: 12:48pm On Apr 02, 2015|
May this come true.Amen.
This is the first time I will see a Nigeria President stating his 1st 100 days in office. Not just that , it all inclusive: Health, Education, Insurgency,Niger Delta and so on. God bless Nigeria. AMEN.
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|Re: Buhari’s Blue Print: ‘my First 100 Days In Office by nigerianvenom(m): 12:52pm On Apr 02, 2015|
after 6 months,we'll know. as for now,its just stories upon stories
|Re: Buhari’s Blue Print: ‘my First 100 Days In Office by Sweetguy25: 12:52pm On Apr 02, 2015|
Like Mike Tyson used to say - Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the face.
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|Re: Buhari’s Blue Print: ‘my First 100 Days In Office by omenka(m): 12:58pm On Apr 02, 2015|
I love this man.
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|Re: Buhari’s Blue Print: ‘my First 100 Days In Office by crownprince102: 1:06pm On Apr 02, 2015|
So help you God....
Promise are easily made
Result are easily measured
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|Re: Buhari’s Blue Print: ‘my First 100 Days In Office by dominique(f): 1:06pm On Apr 02, 2015|
SO HELP YOU GOD
|Re: Buhari’s Blue Print: ‘my First 100 Days In Office by Nobody: 1:06pm On Apr 02, 2015|
what useless ND problem are u talking about? Apart from UNEP report, no serious issue.
So far the region is being given the highest allocation when compared to other regions.
The region has additional 13%
The region has a ministry of its own.
The region also NDDC.
Speak to ur governors and demand they make use of this resources judiciously.
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|Re: Buhari’s Blue Print: ‘my First 100 Days In Office by omenka(m): 1:07pm On Apr 02, 2015|
Absolutely. The impunity with which these IOCs operate in this country is really mind boggling. One wonders what gives them that kind of guts.
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|Re: Buhari’s Blue Print: ‘my First 100 Days In Office by Nobody: 1:08pm On Apr 02, 2015|
My main interest was education, and in this blue print I find no solid goal or target talk less of a solid plan. Rather than education of our glorious days as I feared he would say, which has become severely outdated, wouldn't one of the best educational systems worldwide be best?
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|Re: Buhari’s Blue Print: ‘my First 100 Days In Office by Nobody: 1:11pm On Apr 02, 2015|
Sai Buhari....success is in sight
|Re: Buhari’s Blue Print: ‘my First 100 Days In Office by southniyikaye(m): 1:22pm On Apr 02, 2015|
Sincere9gerian:oga u for wait make him enter office before u start ur criticism... him never even enter,u Don dey criticize him write up,na Wa o
|Re: Buhari’s Blue Print: ‘my First 100 Days In Office by southniyikaye(m): 1:23pm On Apr 02, 2015|
Truckpusher:and did ur party's 16 years of governance do anything about it? Just be jegaed, Baba will deliver
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|Re: Buhari’s Blue Print: ‘my First 100 Days In Office by Lakeshizu(m): 1:29pm On Apr 02, 2015|
Time will tell
|Re: Buhari’s Blue Print: ‘my First 100 Days In Office by dunkem21(m): 1:29pm On Apr 02, 2015|
I will remind him of the chibok girls promise when the time comes.
I wish him success in his endeavours.
|Re: Buhari’s Blue Print: ‘my First 100 Days In Office by SouthernGuy(m): 1:32pm On Apr 02, 2015|
Nigerians already have very high expectations for the incoming government, doing half of this in the first 100 days will assure the masses of the goodies that's yet to come.
|Re: Buhari’s Blue Print: ‘my First 100 Days In Office by Lakeshizu(m): 1:32pm On Apr 02, 2015|
dayo23:I pledge to:
• Publicly declare my assets and
liabilities and encourage my political
appointees to also publicly declare their
assets and liabilities.
• Affirm that our strategy for tackling
corruption will not only focus on
punishment. Rather, it will also provide
incentives for disclosure and
• Show personal leadership in the war
against corruption and also hold all the
people who work with me to account Pls read through
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|Re: Buhari’s Blue Print: ‘my First 100 Days In Office by luvmijeje(f): 1:36pm On Apr 02, 2015|
May God grant him wisdom, knowledge, tact and the will to deliver all these wonderful promises. May he not fail the people like Jonathan did. Amen.
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|Re: Buhari’s Blue Print: ‘my First 100 Days In Office by MEILYN(m): 1:37pm On Apr 02, 2015|
Ohhh I feel like crying ...... I know Buhari to be a man of his words. I trust him and I know he is going to deliver with the help of Osinbajo, Fashola, Fayemi and the rest of APC team.
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