Dr Emerald Nzeribe, National President, Good Governance and Transparency Initiative (GGAT), has given President Muhammadu Buhari a pat on the back for his development plan for Nigeria.
Nzeribe said Buhari/APC’s ‘Next Level’ policy document unveiled recently was an indication that Nigeria was surely heading for the desired level under the current government.
Addressing the media on Tuesday, Nzeribe, expressed optimism that with the ‘Next Level’ policy document, “Nigeria is really now on the path to full recovery and growth, after several years of plundering by previous governments.
“This is why we will believe the Buhari-led APC government when it says it is taking us to the Next Level.
According to the group, the Next Level policy document is clear and concise on the way forward for the country.
“The document lays out in clear terms its plan to tackle unemployment in the country, through the continuation and expansion of the several social intervention programmes of the APC government,” the group said.
“For instance, the N-Power graduate scheme is set to be expanded to cover one million graduates across the country.
“That is huge, and is also unprecedented on the African continent. The anchor borrower’s scheme is also going to be expanded to accommodate at least 1 million farmers.
“There is the livestock transformation plan that intends to create about 1.5 million jobs. The government plans to provide a $500 million innovation fund for the Technology and creative sector of the economy.
“The target here is to create another 500,000 plus jobs. According to the document the government plans to make loans as much as N1 million available to traders, artisans (carpenters, tailors, mechanics, plumbers etc.) and commercial drivers (taxi drivers, Keke NAPEP, bus drivers).
“The document also says that the tradermoni is to be expanded to reach up to 10m traders. This is massive and unprecedented. There’s hardly any group that is not captured in this intervention,” the group observed.