President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria
The National Planning Commission (NPC) has stated that the Transformation Agenda did not belong to any political party, noting that, President Muhammadu Buhari should continue the past administration’s Transformation Agenda.
The Head of Information of NPC, Mr Salisu Badamasi, told NAN on Sunday that the Transformation Agenda was an aspect of the Vision 20:2020.
NAN reports that the Transformation Agenda was popularly identified with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) administration of immediate past President Goodluck Jonathan.
Badamasi, however, said that when Jonathan came into office, he identified the Vision 20:2020 and focused on them.
He said that the four areas of focus of the Transformation Agenda were governance, human capital development, infrastructure and real sector.
According to him, President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration will also continue to implement the master plan for Nigeria’s economic development.
He added that “the Agenda is based on and draws its inspiration from the Vision 20:2020 and has three National Implementation Plan (NIP) arrangements.
“The First NIP, which was from 2010 to 2013, had been implemented and reviewed by the commission and stakeholders.
“It was aimed at bridging the infrastructure gap in the country and optimise the sources of economic growth to increase productivity and competitiveness.
“It focused on knowledge-based economy to deepen the technology base of the country, improve governance, security, law and order.
“Also, it fostered accelerated, sustainable social and economic development in a competitive business environment.”
The NPC spokesman further explained that the second plan, which started in 2014, would be ending in 2017, while the third phase of the Plan would be between 2018 and 2020.
Badamasi said that the NIP was generally based on a set of priority policies and programmes, which when implemented, would transform the Nigerian economy to meet the future needs of the Nigerian people.
He also explained that the Plan captured all the development agenda of …Read More
Source:: PM Newspaper