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Agenda 2050: President Buhari Inaugurates National Steering Committee by oshozondii: 5:49pm On Sep 09
AGENDA 2050: PRESIDENT BUHARI INAUGURATES NATIONAL STEERING COMMITTEE, SAYS NEW DEVELOPMENT PLAN WILL LIFT 100 MILLION NIGERIANS OUT POVERTY BY 2030

President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday in Abuja inaugurated the National Steering Committee to oversee the development of the Nigeria Agenda 2050 and Medium-Term National Development Plan (MTNDP) to succeed Vision 20:2020 and the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) 2017 – 2020.

The National Steering Committee for the development of Successor Plans to Vision 20:2020 and ERGP will be jointly chaired by Mr Atedo Peterside and Dr (Mrs) Zainab Ahmed, the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning.

Speaking at the inauguration, President Buhari said:

''The main objectives of these Successor Plans are to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty within the next 10 years, particularly given the World Bank’s projection that Nigeria will become the world’s third most populous country by 2050 with over 400 million people.''

The President noted that it had become necessary to develop Successor Plans to the Nigeria Vision 20:2020 and the ERGP, which both lapse in December this year, in order to ensure continuity and efficiency in the country’s development planning.

On the mandate of the National Steering Committee, President Buhari said it would oversee governance structure comprising the Central Working Group and 26 Technical Working Groups for the important national assignment.

''It is my expectation that the Steering Committee will oversee the execution of key deliverables, including recommending measures to ensure the continuous implementation of the Plans even after the expiration of the tenure of successive Administrations – including legislation, if required.

''Such legislation may introduce much-needed rigour and discipline to the nation’s development planning as well as institutionalise planned outcomes for the future. I trust that our partners in the National Assembly will support us in exploring these reforms, '' he said.

President Buhari urged the National Steering Committee not to lose sight of the important role Nigeria plays on the continent as well as in the global community.

He said the Successor Plans must, therefore, be designed to sustain national development, as well as support regional and global strategic interests, as outlined in the African Union Agenda 2063, the ECOWAS Integration Agenda 2050 and the Sustainable Development Goals 2030.

Underscoring the importance of national development planning, the President said if carefully conceived and diligently implemented, it can transform the economic fortunes of a nation.

''The Chinese experience is an example. It has resulted in lifting over 700 million people out of poverty over the last four decades.

''Indeed, China’s track record of positive economic growth, since 1992, was only halted in the first quarter of 2020, due to onset of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

''COVID-19 presents the world – and Nigeria – with a crisis as well as an opportunity. The current global health and economic crises give us an opportunity to think afresh and chart an optimal path forward, '' he said.

The President recalled that in February 2017 when he launched the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan, its objectives included, restoring and sustaining growth, investing in people and building a globally competitive economy.

On the other hand, he said Nigeria’s Vision 20:2020 was an articulation of the long-term intent to launch Nigeria onto a path of sustained socio-economic development.

''The ERGP shared this vision, which ensured that the country exited recession in 2017 and sustained growth in Gross Domestic Product until the recent global economic challenges occasioned by COVID-19.

''Over the decades, successive planning and visioning exercises have guided investment in human capital development, the implementation of our infrastructural roadmap, and supported social investment in our people’s lives and livelihoods, '' he said.

The President wished the committee success in its assignment, adding that he looked forward to receiving regular reports of deliberations.

On the composition of the committee, the President said in order to ensure a truly consultative, participatory and inclusive planning process, the membership will comprise representatives of one State governor from each of the six geopolitical zones, the Senate and House of Representatives, ministers and representatives of key agencies.

Other members of the National Steering Committee are major political parties, ALGON, captains of industries, Labour Organizations, youth organizations and women’s societies, farmers’ associations, traditional and religious leaders, people with special needs and members of the press.

''At the heart of the Successor Plans is the partnership between the public and private sectors, with Government as the enabler of private sector investment and industry,'' the President said.

In her remarks, the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Dr Ahmed noted that lately, various zones of the country have been pursuing different economic cooperation within their areas.

She, therefore, urged that the new Plans consider the comparative advantages available in these regional blocs to build a virile Nigeria.

''Although the two National Plans are on their way out, the question that will remain on the lips of Nigerians and which we must be ready to provide an answer with little or no prompting as we progress with the preparation of the successor Plans, is how much the Plans have transformed Nigerian economy.

''As the National Steering Committee for the preparation of the new Plans, we must therefore strive to give hope to the great citizens of this country with the quality of Plans that we are coming up with, '' she said.

Also speaking, the co-chair Mr Peterside pledged to work as a team, commending the President for making the Committee very inclusive.

''For a development plan to be successful, it has to be inclusive, people should be consulted, own it and believe it is working for them,'' he said.

Femi Adesina
Special Adviser to the President
(Media & Publicity)
September 9, 2020

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Re: Agenda 2050: President Buhari Inaugurates National Steering Committee by techstack: 5:57pm On Sep 09
Another roadmap?

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Re: Agenda 2050: President Buhari Inaugurates National Steering Committee by yerokunphilips: 5:59pm On Sep 09
techstack:
Another roadmap?

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Re: Agenda 2050: President Buhari Inaugurates National Steering Committee by SweetJoystick(m): 5:59pm On Sep 09
Lift people out now in 2020, 2030 still dey far......yeye President

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Re: Agenda 2050: President Buhari Inaugurates National Steering Committee by flyingpig: 6:02pm On Sep 09
Abeg make dem steer us back to where they met us in 2015.

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Re: Agenda 2050: President Buhari Inaugurates National Steering Committee by flyingpig: 6:04pm On Sep 09
They don leave Vision 2020 dey talk about Vision 2050 grin

Clowns

Proposed 2050 headlines from national dailies



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Darkness looms as Discos, gencos, wall gecko's decry power outage as bambiala water scheme loses 2,500 MW

ASUU drags FG to court over delayed implementation of 2009 MoU agreement between Union and FG.


Fuel subsidy return looms


Manpower flight as 2,500 Nigerian Doctors leave for Ghana


PDP blasts APC over election rigging and thuggery, APC fingers unknown thugs

Buhari Nigerians shocked as Buhari looks youthful at over 100 years old grin

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Re: Agenda 2050: President Buhari Inaugurates National Steering Committee by manuelreports: 6:15pm On Sep 09
Nigeria always shifting goal post
It is a pity death snatched away the only sincere president we had. Rest on Umaru Yaradua You will forever be missed. As for Buhari he will not in her and spend his last days in jail.

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Re: Agenda 2050: President Buhari Inaugurates National Steering Committee by tot(f): 6:23pm On Sep 09
Smh. By then he would have borrowed from all over the world.

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Re: Agenda 2050: President Buhari Inaugurates National Steering Committee by Triangles1(m): 6:23pm On Sep 09
2050





How I wish I have power to command DRAGON on this people just like MERLIN.

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Re: Agenda 2050: President Buhari Inaugurates National Steering Committee by jamex93(m): 6:24pm On Sep 09
2050


grin grin

Make I no talk

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Re: Agenda 2050: President Buhari Inaugurates National Steering Committee by winkmart: 6:24pm On Sep 09
hope one person no go wake up tomorrow and sell the TYRE

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Re: Agenda 2050: President Buhari Inaugurates National Steering Committee by Madibah(m): 6:25pm On Sep 09
Buhari is too confused to be a president..
We haven't dealt with what is on board and he's talking about 2050 undecided

I think he needs this

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Re: Agenda 2050: President Buhari Inaugurates National Steering Committee by AngelicBeing: 6:25pm On Sep 09
Useless agenda, nonsense and Buhari

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Re: Agenda 2050: President Buhari Inaugurates National Steering Committee by soleexx(m): 6:25pm On Sep 09
PMB

You are the current president of Nigeria

Tho you messing up our citizen but God choose you for a reason we dont know...

So Enjoy man!
Re: Agenda 2050: President Buhari Inaugurates National Steering Committee by prince57(m): 6:25pm On Sep 09
Naija na cruise!
Re: Agenda 2050: President Buhari Inaugurates National Steering Committee by ILYMA: 6:25pm On Sep 09
National STEERING committee abeg steer us well, nor allow this country to fall inside well.
Re: Agenda 2050: President Buhari Inaugurates National Steering Committee by Kenn55: 6:26pm On Sep 09
grin grin grin grin grin grin
Re: Agenda 2050: President Buhari Inaugurates National Steering Committee by emeijeh(m): 6:26pm On Sep 09
Stupid worthless useless steering commi-thieves.
Lift people out of poverty kee you there!

Nonsense liars

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Re: Agenda 2050: President Buhari Inaugurates National Steering Committee by yeme7: 6:26pm On Sep 09
Another set of thieves.... Committe of thieves

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Re: Agenda 2050: President Buhari Inaugurates National Steering Committee by seankafor(m): 6:26pm On Sep 09
What happens to house for all vision 2020..

Now vision 2050.. you sure say naija go dey exist by then undecided

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Re: Agenda 2050: President Buhari Inaugurates National Steering Committee by chenbravo: 6:26pm On Sep 09
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Re: Agenda 2050: President Buhari Inaugurates National Steering Committee by seniormallam(m): 6:27pm On Sep 09
I love the sincerity, they've borrowed enough money that our own generation shall repay,
The next generation will start by 2050, I hope we don't borrow on their behalf also

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Re: Agenda 2050: President Buhari Inaugurates National Steering Committee by Bobotic(m): 6:27pm On Sep 09
I am tired ! ! !

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Re: Agenda 2050: President Buhari Inaugurates National Steering Committee by OfficialBrendan(m): 6:27pm On Sep 09
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Re: Agenda 2050: President Buhari Inaugurates National Steering Committee by soundlala: 6:27pm On Sep 09
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Re: Agenda 2050: President Buhari Inaugurates National Steering Committee by Authority1o1(m): 6:27pm On Sep 09
Okay...

They should rather focus on THE NOW and make plans that will benefit the country and it's citizens at the go. They have proven over and over that these long-term agendas do not work!
They just endorse it to conceal their present incompetence while creating a hope they all know won't come true.

Not that I'm not supportive of a better future,but come on.When Vision 2020 was proposed they thought by then rapture would have taken place.

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Re: Agenda 2050: President Buhari Inaugurates National Steering Committee by GentRoyal: 6:27pm On Sep 09
Wetin do vision 2020

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Re: Agenda 2050: President Buhari Inaugurates National Steering Committee by papzie(m): 6:28pm On Sep 09
Oshey bubu is working grin cheesy

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