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APC reveals its NEXT LEVEL Roadmap for Nigeria

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Four years ago, we promised Nigerians real change – in what we do and how we do it. Nigerians sent a clear message in the last election, and our platform offered a new, ambitious plan for a secure, prosperous and corruption-free country. We have worked hard to fulfill our promises – and while the road may have been difficult, over the last three and a half years, we have laid the foundations for a strong, stable and prosperous country for the majority of our people.

Foundational work is not often visible, neither is it glamorous – but it is vital to achieving the kind of country we desire. Judging by the prior depth of decay, deterioration, and disrepair that Nigeria had sunken into, we are certain that these past few years have put us in good stead to trudge on the NEXT LEVEL of building an even stronger nation for our people.

First things had to come first:

We were a nation at war – but we delivered on our commitment to secure the territorial integrity of our nation in the face of a raging insurgency that devastated many parts of the North East. We liberated 17 Local Government Areas from the grip of the insurgency. Brokering and sustaining peace in the Niger Delta has also been crucial to stabilizing the polity. Despite the difficult circumstances presented by weak oil prices and reduced oil production, we delivered on our commitment to making public investments to spur economic growth, job creation, and broad-based prosperity. Agriculture continues to expand our economic base, as do our investments in deficient infrastructure across the length and breadth of this nation.

We implemented a responsible and transparent fiscal plan for the challenging economic times that saw us doing more even with lesser oil revenues. Grand scale corruption perpetrated at the highest level of government is now a thing of the past, just as the Treasury Single Account has made it more difficult for ministries, departments, and agencies to exercise the unrestrained liberties that helped foster a climate conducive to corruption. The nation’s wealth is now being invested in capital projects to expand infrastructure and connect people, goods, and opportunities by rail, road, and air. Also, the Federal Government supported state governments with bailouts that enabled them to pay workers on their payroll.

We took an unprecedented step towards creating a fairer and more equitable society by implementing Africa’s biggest social investment programme. Through the National Social Investment Programme, we are providing direct support to over 13 million Nigerians who need it by giving relief and assistance to unemployed youth, our children, the weak and vulnerable as well as small and medium businesses. But even as we lay the foundation for a stable and prosperous nation, we acknowledge there is still much to do. The next level of effort focuses on job creation across various sectors. From an enlargement of the N-Power programme to investing in technology and creative sector jobs to Agriculture and revolutionizing access to credit for entrepreneurs and artisans, there is scope for over 15 million new jobs.

The march away from a mono-economy must continue with our industrialization plan coming to fore. With specific plans underway to exploit the comparative advantage of the geopolitical zones and different states by developing 6 Industrial Parks and 109 Special Production and Processing Centres (SPPCs) across each senatorial district, our incremental move away from oil dependence is assured. In addition, our development of the Special Economic Zones will quickly concretize our Made in Nigeria for Export (MINE) plan. To sustain food production and value addition, our mechanization policy for agriculture will make tractors and processors easily accessible and available for farmers across Nigeria. We will continue a wide scale training policy, prioritizing technology to reach the demography of young people within the productive sector on a massive scale even as we create jobs and growth within our economy.

We believe that our people who are still in poverty have a direct way out and up through our expanded National Social Investment Programme. We believe we can implement the painstaking and comprehensive; policy and work we have done to bring an end to the perennial conflict between farmers and herders- a conflict which is heightened by a struggle for land, water and pasture and the effects of climate change and every now and then, opportunistic and cynical manipulation by political actors. We are implementing a blend of measures that ensure that justice, order, modernization, and new economic paradigms emerge.

Perhaps our biggest ambition yet is the overhaul of our education sector. Every child counts – and simply, whatever it takes to prepare our teachers, curriculum, and classrooms to attain the right educational goals that grow our country, will be done. We will remodel 10,000 schools every year and retrain our teachers to impart science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics using coding, animation, robotics to re-interpret our curriculum. We know that to succeed, moral integrity and conscience must continue to form the dominant character of our nation and its leadership. Corruption is an existential threat to Nigeria.

Despite the gains we have made in closing the gates, we know that there is still much ground to cover to stop systemic corruption. We are committed to deepening the work we started this first term such that the nation’s assets and resources continue to be organized and utilized to do good for the common man. The next four years will be quite significant for our country. Nigeria is faced with a choice to keep building a new Nigeria- making a break from its tainted past which favoured an opportunistic few. Our choices will shape us – our economic security and our future prosperity. Nigeria, more than ever before, needs a stable and people-focused government to move the agenda for our country forward. Join us on this journey to the NEXT LEVEL of a prosperous, strong and stable Nigeria! Nigerians, We are all going higher!
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1 Comment

  1. Fence

    November 19, 2018 at 11:18 am

    Bellanaija please post my comment o I beg you even if you feel im talking nonsense……

    If only Nigerians would agree not to vote in the elections next year…. I am serious

    Right now we have two strong parties …PDP vs APC….. Atiku vs Buhari..

    Considering all indices Atiku is a far better candidate than Buhari (truthfully speaking), yes he has some dubious charges surrounding him… which politician doesn’t?

    PDP is not a clean party but they have proven to be much better….

    My fellow Nigerians there is immense trouble ahead o….APC is a…….I cant even type it in words .open your eyes, open your eyes..

    If you thought GEJ was clueless and a weakling then you haven’t met Yemi Osinbajo.

    Do you know Yemi could have been president by now? but because he is a weakling and was caught in corrupt activities (diverting NEMA funds meant for IDP’s) he accepted to be VP to a foreigner who is posing as Buhari because the Nothern Cabals refused him….

    Tinubu agreed to the plan because of greed (probably his own personal ambition of wanting to be president)

    With the expose that is currently being released to the media by IPOB/Nnamdi now, the cabals have told their stooge in Senate & HoR to bring Osinbajo’s corruption case to the media in order to shut him up to remember the deal that was made,

    Atiku is aware of this case and has been blessed by britain to take the mandate (yes britain rules Nigeria by proxy and their preferred tribe is the Fulani).

    Former Army generals discovered this and became furious… it is also one of the reasons Peter Obi was picked apart from the fact that he has a brilliant antecedent and could get the job done, his pick was also as a vote of no confidence on the SW and also to distract some SE people but it seems the SE are not buying it as much as they thought.

    SE political class initially wanted the VP to go to SW so they can vie for presidency later thats why they were not consulted hence the initial furore..

    The global intelligence committee are laughing at Nigeria… Aisha Buhari also knows the truth and has tried to drop some hints to the populace but her life is under threat and she was paid heavily to keep quiet. Britain is part of the scam they are the ones that did the surgery/cloning on the impostor during the supposed 100 days stay/sick leave of ‘Buhari’

    Saraki and other APC members that went back to PDP left because they couldn’t stomach to be part of this deceit despite not being able to talk..

    Nigerians a foreigner is ruling you open your eyes, open your eyes…….that the SW Political class agreed to this charade boggles the mind. By the time the truth comes full circle, there would be no Nigeria because the shame would be too much.

    You only have to look at the WAEC attestation article bellanaija posted ans start from there…..BN Post my comment o…dangerous times are ahead of us

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