- The federal government has made another crucial move to bring relief to Nigerians
- President Buhari inaugurated a committee to steer a 2050 development agenda for Nigeria
- Buhari explained that the plan can lift over 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in the next 10 years
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Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, September 9, inaugurated the National Steering Committee (NSC) at the Executive Council Chambers of the State House, Abuja.
In a statement by Femi Adesina, the special adviser on media and publicity to President Buhari, the committee is to oversee the development of the Nigeria Agenda 2050 and the Medium-Term National Development Plan 2021-2025.
The Nigerian leader speaking at the inauguration explained that the new programmes would succeed the Vision 20:2020 and the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) 2017 – 2020, respectively.
The committee will be co-chaired by Atedo Peterside, and Dr. Zainab Ahmed, the minister of finance, budget, and national planning.
Members of the NSC include representatives of opposition political parties, private sector, women and youth bodies, and people with special needs.
Other members are ALGON, captains of industry, labour organizations, farmers’ associations, traditional and religious leaders, and members of the press.
President Buhari pointed out that the main objectives of the plans are to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty within the next 10 years.
Recall that the federal ministry of special duties and intergovernmental affairs disclosed that the Nigerian government inaugurated an inter-ministerial technical expert committee to work out the policies of lifting 100 million Nigerians out of poverty.
This move by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government was carried out on Friday, August 14.
The spokesman of the ministry, Julie Osagie Jacobs, disclosed that the committee comprises Nigerian experts who have been charged with the task of designing a platform for a public-private partnership.
According to Jacobs, the overall objective is to develop a road map and ensure smooth cooperation among ministries, department and agencies for effectiveness.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that President Buhari said Nigeria’s revenues and foreign exchange earnings have fallen by almost 60% since the outbreak of COVID-19.
The Nigerian leader disclosed this in his remarks on Monday, September 7, at the first-year ministerial performance review retreat which was delivered by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the State House in Abuja.
According to Buhari, the pandemic has resulted in trying times for the government not just for the people.
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