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Osinbajo discloses Buhari Administration’s 4-Year Plan

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Professor Yemi Osinbajo – Vice President of Nigeria

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, has said the focus of the President Muhammadu Buhari led administration in the next four years will be to address, among other things, the deficiencies in the quality of human resources caused by poor education and healthcare.

Speaking at University of Lagos where he delivered the Convocation Lecture, Osinbajo said the government would adopt a strategy that prepares young Nigerians for emerging challenges as well as opportunities.

He said:

I may begin by affirming the belief of the Buhari administration that Nigeria’s prosperity means a decent existence for all. Second, that prosperity so defined will be attained if we are able to address the issues of extreme poverty, productivity, corruption, the rule of law and the  deficiencies in the quality of human resources caused by poor  education and healthcare.

We must have a robust enough healthcare system that ensures that the average person is in good health, an educational system that guarantees education capable of preparing children for the opportunities and challenges of a knowledge economy.

In planning the path to prosperity we also took into account the age-old weaknesses of the Nigerian economy and the illusion of prosperity that frequently distorts our understanding of the actual fragility of our economy.

He said it was clear to the government from the beginning of their tenure that they needed to devise an economic plan that prioritized the basic issues with our economy. He said:

For us, we needed to prioritize; the building of infrastructure especially rail, roads, power and ports; productivity as we diversified the economy from oil and gas; the fight against public sector corruption; developing a new educational curriculum that emphasizes Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths.

Others include; adopting a new approach to resourcing healthcare; putting in place a social investment programme that deals with issues of extreme poverty and unemployment. Our Economic Recovery and Growth Plan effectively addressed these issues.

He reiterated that Nigeria was under the right leadership committed to lead Nigeria towards prosperity. He said:

If we stick to our agenda in the next two years we will see the most significant improvements, in our power sector.

Industrial Infrastructure is a major component of our economic transformation plan. Project MINE (Made in Nigeria for Export) is the major plank of our industrial policy. The idea is to build Special Economic Zones which accommodate industries for local manufacture of goods for which Nigeria has a comparative advantage. These include cotton, garments, leather ware etc.

8 Comments

  1. Tamuno

    April 2, 2019 at 3:03 am

    Am sorry but this man seem to be worst between buhari and himself.

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  2. Titi

    April 2, 2019 at 9:51 am

    To me, there’s too much grammar.
    Fixing this country does not require rocket science!
    Talk talk talk is too much.
    Just Do It.
    Take a trip to Rwanda!
    ‘Nuf said.

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  3. Amachi

    April 2, 2019 at 12:03 pm

    A bunch of jokers

  4. Amaka

    April 2, 2019 at 2:37 pm

    “These include cotton, garments, leather ware etc.” Mr. Vice President, obviously you and Buhari are planning to develop the northern and western parts of Nigeria only. According to geography, these are the places tat have what you just mentioned as project MINE. Shouldn’t you and your administration map out a plan that will develop every part of Nigeria? I keep saying it, I am glad I am not a Nigerian, because this IS pure make my region great plan!!! JUST SAYING!!!!!!

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  5. michael otukwu

    April 2, 2019 at 2:57 pm

    Rome wasnt built in a day he cannot fix 16 years+ of bad leadership overnight

    • Chiamaka

      April 2, 2019 at 4:32 pm

      help me tell them oooooo! people are always so vicious to Buhari and Osinbajo as if they are not trying hard to fix problems. If they themselves think they can fix Nigeria’s 16+ years of bad leadership they should become President and VP naaa…
      My opinion, the Senators are the ones looting this country BLIND and stopping this country from progressing!!! Noone is paying much attention to them. We need to hold them accountable.

      These people earn at least N100million a year for doing barely anything. It’s now the VP and Buhari that are actually trying to fix things that Nigerians are complaining about. Ughhh Nigeria has a long way to go.

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  6. Adewale Stephen Atewogbade

    April 2, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    There are rumours that the government as part of its infrastructure program will be
    resurecting refineries that have laid dormant for years and become obsolete. The question is why? Mr Dangote has a refinery in the works that he said is capable of supplying the country’s petroleum needs, so what is the point in competing with him. Maybe these refineries should be demolished and the sites used to generate grid level solar power backed up by batteries as most countries are doing. Why must Nigeria always lag behind trying to accomplish same goals via already failed techniques? Nigerians are not lab rats to be experimented upon endlessly. Hope this government use their current tenure to boldly go in different directions that will benefit everyone.

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  7. by_stander

    April 6, 2019 at 12:48 pm

    I like that statement by Adewale Stephen Atewogbade “Nigerians are not lab rats to experiment on endlessly.”

    What all the people commenting here fail to grasp is that our VP is a lawyer, is part of the con – a system which the legal profession/industry has put in place to ensure that our people can never progress without lawyers, accountants and or rent seekers gaining financially.

    What is happening in Nigeria today is not a mistake, its the deliberate design of Lawyers and Accountants and just about any other rent seeker out there that has nothing to offer this nation.

    Our VP mentions health care as if to say the Doctors are the cause of our problems. But you will never hear him address head-on the legal industry and the disaster they have caused to this nation.

    He will not tell you how they (the legal industry/profession) are responsible for deaths and cause the lives of 140 million people to become uncertain.

    He will however, give you plenty of distractions and never tell you the underlying cause of the symptoms you are facing in your day to day lives.

    Every Nigerian must take a stand to stop voting or appointing anyone in legal profession or an accountant into positions of authority. Stop giving them the power to infringe on your inalienable rights.

    Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has never explained to us how people that do not produce or make anything we need are some how the richest sets of people in our land.

    The stagnated state of Nigeria is not a mistake – its the direct consequence of when a set of people try to cheat the natural laws of the universe and infringe on the inalienable rights of human beings.

    The proof is in our laws – rent seeking laws that make it impossible or difficult for Nigerians to prosper in their own country – laws that mandate you to pay 3rd parties unregulated fees etc.

    As a SAN he can not argue he has never read our laws or understand how these laws infringe on the inalienable rights of Nigerians.

    But they (Lawyers) don’t discuss it or tell you – because for now they are get alot of financial benefit from it at the expense of our prosperity – and the rest of us are suppose to shutup and suffer because they have written “Rule Of Law” that says everyone else is their slave.

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