The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), launched the Nigeria Agenda 2050; a plan aimed at increasing real GDP growth by seven per cent, creating 165 million new jobs, and reducing the number of Nigerians living in poverty to 2.1 million in 2050, from the 83 million estimated in 2020.
The launch took place on Wednesday, shortly before the commencement of this week’s Federal Executive Council meeting at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
It comes about seven weeks after the FEC approved the policy document on March 15 and nearly three months after the National Economic Council endorsed the Agenda.
At the launch, the President said, “This vision is a product of a dynamic knowledge based economy to provide sustainable development by 2050.
“The goal is to increase per capita income of Nigeria to $33,328 per annum to be placed amongst the world’s top economies by 2050.
“I hope this document will prove useful for subsequent administrations.”
Buhari first inaugurated the National Steering Committee for the preparation of the Medium-Term National Development Plan 2021 – 2025 and Nigeria Agenda 2050 in November 2020.
Its overarching goal is to take Nigeria to an Upper Middle-Income Country and subsequently to the status of a High-Income country by 2050.
The meeting began in earnest with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, Head of Civil Service, Dr Folashade Yemi-Esan and the President’s Chief of Staff, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari in attendance.
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