President Muhammadu Buhari has on Wednesday, promised to lift not less than 100 million Nigerians out of poverty level through the newly unveiled vision ‘2050 Agenda’.
President Buhari who is so optimistic that in the next ten years to come, the vision 2050 Agenda will no doubts lift at least 100 million Nigerians out of poverty.
President Buhari who made the disclosure at the unveiling of the Nigeria Agenda 2050 and Medium-Term National Development Plan (MTNDP) to replace Vision 20:2020 and the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) 2017 – 2020.
Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina in a statement quoted Buhari as saying: “The main objectives of these Successor Plans are to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty within the next 10 years, particularly given the World Bank’s projection that Nigeria will become the world’s third most populous country by 2050 with over 400 million people.”
The President also stated in the statement that it had become necessary to develop Successor Plans to the Nigeria Vision 20:2020 and the ERGP, which both lapse in December this year, in order to ensure continuity and efficiency in the country’s development planning.
President Buhari who also name the steering committee will be handling the project, and according to him, he noted that the composition of the committee, is aimed at ensuring a truly consultative, participatory, and inclusive planning process.
The committee members are selected from all the six geo-political zones across the country.
He said among members of the committee are, representatives of one State governor from each of the six geo-political zones, the Senate and House of Representatives, ministers, and representatives of key agencies.
The National Steering Committee for the development of Successor Plans to Vision 20:2020 and ERGP will be jointly chaired by Atedo Peterside (representing the private sector) and Zainab Ahmed, the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning.
Other members of the National Steering Committee are ALGON, captains of industries, Labour Organizations, youth organizations, and women’s societies, farmers’ associations, traditional and religious leaders, people with special needs, and members of the press. He stated.