Presidency launches National Economic Recovery and Growth Plan

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  • Creates a dedicated delivery unit to drive implementation

[Abuja]–President Muhammadu Buhari has launched the National Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP), which is expected to produce 15 million jobs for Nigerians, within year 2017 to 2020.

The launching took place at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Buhari stressed that his administration is committed to delivering its electoral promises, adding that the plan will not only take Nigeria out of recession but place the economy on inclusive growth.

The President tweeted via his official account, @mbuhari, that;
“Senate President @bukolasaraki , Speaker
@YakubDogara & APC Chair Chief Odigie-Oyegun joined VP @ProfOsinbajo & I to launch the #NERGP , today”.

He added that in order to ensure the effective implementation of the plan, he already set up a unit to enhance delivery to Nigerians.

“To ensure the success of the #NERGP , I’ve approved the creation of a dedicated Delivery Unit in the Presidency, to drive implementation”, he tweeted.

Present at the occasion were the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), John Odigie-Oyegun, Zamfara State Governor, Abdulaziz Yari and many other cabinet members.

It should be remembered that THE PAGE had earlier reported that, in the area of job creation and youth empowerment, the plan seeks to reduce unemployment from 13.9 per cent to 11.23 per cent by 2020 by creating over 15 million direct jobs between 2017 and 2020 or an average of about 4 million jobs per year; Support the private sector to maximize its job creation potential and complement Government direct job creation; and Improve workforce employability through targeted skill – building programmes.

The document also listed other six priority sectors which include agriculture, manufacturing, solid minerals, services (ICT, Telecommunication and creative industry), construction and real estate, and oil and gas.

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