Buhari inaugurates committee for 2050 Agenda
A committee for Nigeria’s new development plan, Agenda 2050 has been set up by President Muhammadu Buhari.
He appointed businessman, Atedo Peterside and finance minister, Zainab Ahmed as co-chairpersons of the committee.
Femi Adesina, the spokesperson of the President disclosed this information. The committee was inaugurated on Wednesday.
Speaking at the inauguration, President Buhari said,
”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.”
Read Mr Adesina’s full statement below:
"AGENDA 2050: PRESIDENT BUHARI INAUGURATES NATIONAL STEERING COMMITTEE, SAYS NEW DEVELOPMENT PLAN WILL LIFT 100 MILLION NIGERIANS OUT POVERTY BY 2030
President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday in Abuja inaugurated the National Steering Committee to oversee the development of the Nigeria Agenda 2050 and Medium-Term National Development Plan (MTNDP) to succeed Vision 20:2020 and the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) 2017 – 2020.
The National Steering Committee for the development of Successor Plans to Vision 20:2020 and ERGP will be jointly chaired by Atedo Peterside and Zainab Ahmed, the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning."