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Buhari Launches Five-Year National Development Plan

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Buhari Launches Five-Year National Development Plan

President Muhammadu Buhari has unveiled the National Development Plan (NDP) which would help Nigeria achieve robust development.

Naija News reports that the plan, which would be operated from 2021 to 2025, was launched at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Wednesday.

Speaking during the presentation, Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, said the new development will replace ERGP 2017-2020.

Ahmed stated the plan which was approved by the president in 2019 will encourage the use of science, technology and innovation to drive the country’s growth.

The minister asserted that the plan will provide the implementation of major infrastructure and other development projects across the six geo-political zones.

She said: “It is very important to note that the Plan is a pointer to the type of Nigeria we all desire and encourages the use of science, technology and innovation to drive growth. The plan is also in line with the attainment of various regional and global goals.

“I want to place on record that this plan is sufficiently comprehensive with the capacity to accelerate the attainment of various regional and global agendas, including the AU Agenda 2063, ECOWAS integration agenda 2050 and the Sustainable Development Goals 2030.

“In order to have the future we all desire, the plan is developed to play a sizable role in the product complexity space internationally and adopts measures to easing constraints that have hindered the economy from attaining its potentials, particularly, on the product mapping space.

“The plan provides for the implementation of major infrastructure and other development projects across the six geo-political zones and the opening up of opportunities for the rural areas to ensure balanced development and increased competitiveness.”



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