What we intend to achieve with 2021-2025 Devt Plans ― Minister
By Emmanuel Elebeke The Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Prince Clem Agba, says the proposed Nigeria’s National Development Plans for 2021-2025 is The post What we intend to achieve with 2021-2025 Devt Plans ― Minister appeared first on Vanguard News.
By Emmanuel Elebeke
The Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Prince Clem Agba, says the proposed Nigeria’s National Development Plans for 2021-2025 is meant to guide Government policies, programmes and projects as well as private sector operations towards realizing the Nigeria Agenda 2050, which encapsulates the long-term vision for Nigeria.
The Minister made this known at the just concluded Nigerian Economic Summit #NES27, which was jointly organized by the Nigerian Economic Summit Group and the Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.
Prince Agba further explained that, “the draft National Development Plan (NDP) 2021-2025 is part of the incentives in the Economic Sustainability Plan (ESP), and various policy measures to enhance the enabling environment and ensuring good governance/transparency.”
He reiterated the federal government’s interest in attracting and supporting investment and partnerships in Nigeria, noting that “the government is creating an enabling macroeconomic environment by eliminating barriers and putting in place many incentives to attract investments.”
Highlighting some of the measures being taken to overcome the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the nation’s economy, Prince Agba said, “the measures and incentives put in place by this Government have ensured that both health and economic data have continued to be on the positive trajectory after the impact of COVID-19 pandemic.
“Similarly, inflation has continued to trend downward from 18.17% in March 2021 down to 16.63% in September 2021 for headline inflation.
“Food inflation has also continued to go down in the last six months after peaking in March 2021 at 22.95% down to 19.53% in September 2021.
“Preceding this decline, both headline and food inflation continuously rose for seventeen months from October 2019 to March 2021.”
This year’s Summit which had as its theme, “Securing Our Future: The Fierce Urgency of Now,” which witnessed large turnout of participants, provided a platform for both the public and private sectors as well as participants to interact and share thoughts on key issues and challenges facing the Nigerian economy, with a view to evolving a common strategy and framework for addressing them.
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