The Forgotten Promises Of 2015 By Muhammadu Buhari -By Rita Iorbo

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I was looking for a document on my flash and found this compilation of campaign promises, made by the APC in 2015. I think at the time, I put this together to help me better assess the government’s performance based on its campaign promises.

Watch out list of action: the Buhari-led government

  1. Buhari to publicly declare his assets
  2. Establish State and community policing
  3. Ban on all government officials from seeking medical care abroad
  4. Implementation of the National Gender Policy, including 35% of appointive positions for women
  5. Revive Ajaokuta Steel Company
  6. Generate, transmit and distribute at least 20,000 MW of electricity within four years and increase to 50,000 MW with a view to achieving 24/7 uninterrupted power supply within 10 years.
  7. Empowerment scheme to employ 740,000 graduates across the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
  8. Establish a free-tuition and scholarship scheme for pupils who have shown exceptional aptitude in science subjects at O/Levels to study ICT-related courses
  9. 720,000 jobs by the 36 states in the federation per annum (20,000 per state)
  10. Embark on vocational training, entrepreneurial and skills acquisition schemes for graduates along with the creation of a Small Business Loan Guarantee Scheme to create at least 5 million new jobs by 2019.
  11. Provision of allowances to the discharged but unemployed Youth Corps members for Twelve (12) months while in the skills and entrepreneurial development programme
  12. Make our economy one of the fastest-growing emerging economies in the world with a real GDP growth averaging 10% annually.
  13. Create Social Welfare Programme of at least Five Thousand Naira (N5000) that will cater for the 25 million poorest and most vulnerable citizens upon the demonstration of children’s enrollment in school and evidence of immunization.
  14. Recruit and train at least 100,000 officers into the Nigerian police force and establish a Federal anti-terrorism agency.
  15. Provide one free meal (to include fruits) daily, for public primary school pupils
  16. Build an airport in Ekiti state
  17. Eradicate state of origin. Replace it with state of residence to ensure Nigerians are Nigerians first, before anything else.
  18. Establish Crime Squad to combat terrorism, kidnapping, armed robbery, militants, ethno-religious and communal clashes nationwide
  19. Working with the National Assembly towards the immediate enactment of a Whistle Blower Act
  20. Ensure economic stability for the ECOWAS nations and maintain a strong, close and frank relationship with West Africa, South Africa, UK, USA, Canada, etc.
  21. Establish a conflict resolution commission to help prevent, mitigate and resolve civil conflicts within the polity.
  22. All political office holders earn only the salaries and emoluments determined and approved by the Revenue Mobilization and Fiscal Commission RMFAC.
  23. Increase minimum wage in the first year of administration
  24. Provide affordable mass housing
  25. Establish permanent peace in the Niger Delta and other conflict prone areas such as Plateau, Benue, Taraba, Bauchi, Borno and Abia.
  26. Establish and implement nationwide sanitation plans to keep Nigeria clean
  27. Provide special incentives to facilitate girl child education
  28. Full implementation of the National Identification Scheme to generate the relevant data.
  29. Make Information Technology, Manufacturing, Agriculture and Entertainment key drivers of our economy
  30. Wage war against corruption, recover looted money national and internationally and invest into the economy
  31. Balance the economy across regions through the creation of 6 new Regional Economic Development Agencies (REDAs) to act as champions of sub-regional competitiveness
  32. Establish a N300bn regional growth fund (average of N50bn per geo-political region) to be managed by the REDAs.
  33. Amending the Constitution and the Land Use Act to create freehold/leasehold interests in land along with matching grants for states to create a nationwide electronic land title register on a state-by-state basis

PS: These were just a few of what I put together and not by any means, a complete dossier of the promises made by the APCI was looking for a document on my flash and found this compilation of campaign promises, made by the APC in 2015. I think at the time, I put this together to help me better assess the government’s performance based on its campaign promises.

Muhammadu Buhari during 2015 presidential campaign

Watch out list of action: the Buhari-led government

  1. Buhari to publicly declare his assets
  2. Establish State and community policing
  3. Ban on all government officials from seeking medical care abroad
  4. Implementation of the National Gender Policy, including 35% of appointive positions for women
  5. Revive Ajaokuta Steel Company
  6. Generate, transmit and distribute at least 20,000 MW of electricity within four years and increase to 50,000 MW with a view to achieving 24/7 uninterrupted power supply within 10 years.
  7. Empowerment scheme to employ 740,000 graduates across the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
  8. Establish a free-tuition and scholarship scheme for pupils who have shown exceptional aptitude in science subjects at O/Levels to study ICT-related courses
  9. 720,000 jobs by the 36 states in the federation per annum (20,000 per state)
  10. Embark on vocational training, entrepreneurial and skills acquisition schemes for graduates along with the creation of a Small Business Loan Guarantee Scheme to create at least 5 million new jobs by 2019.
  11. Provision of allowances to the discharged but unemployed Youth Corps members for Twelve (12) months while in the skills and entrepreneurial development programme
  12. Make our economy one of the fastest-growing emerging economies in the world with a real GDP growth averaging 10% annually.
  13. Create Social Welfare Programme of at least Five Thousand Naira (N5000) that will cater for the 25 million poorest and most vulnerable citizens upon the demonstration of children’s enrollment in school and evidence of immunization.
  14. Recruit and train at least 100,000 officers into the Nigerian police force and establish a Federal anti-terrorism agency.
  15. Provide one free meal (to include fruits) daily, for public primary school pupils
  16. Build an airport in Ekiti state
  17. Eradicate state of origin. Replace it with state of residence to ensure Nigerians are Nigerians first, before anything else.
  18. Establish Crime Squad to combat terrorism, kidnapping, armed robbery, militants, ethno-religious and communal clashes nationwide
  19. Working with the National Assembly towards the immediate enactment of a Whistle Blower Act
  20. Ensure economic stability for the ECOWAS nations and maintain a strong, close and frank relationship with West Africa, South Africa, UK, USA, Canada, etc.
  21. Establish a conflict resolution commission to help prevent, mitigate and resolve civil conflicts within the polity.
  22. All political office holders earn only the salaries and emoluments determined and approved by the Revenue Mobilization and Fiscal Commission RMFAC.
  23. Increase minimum wage in the first year of administration
  24. Provide affordable mass housing
  25. Establish permanent peace in the Niger Delta and other conflict prone areas such as Plateau, Benue, Taraba, Bauchi, Borno and Abia.
  26. Establish and implement nationwide sanitation plans to keep Nigeria clean
  27. Provide special incentives to facilitate girl child education
  28. Full implementation of the National Identification Scheme to generate the relevant data.
  29. Make Information Technology, Manufacturing, Agriculture and Entertainment key drivers of our economy
  30. Wage war against corruption, recover looted money national and internationally and invest into the economy
  31. Balance the economy across regions through the creation of 6 new Regional Economic Development Agencies (REDAs) to act as champions of sub-regional competitiveness
  32. Establish a N300bn regional growth fund (average of N50bn per geo-political region) to be managed by the REDAs.
  33. Amending the Constitution and the Land Use Act to create freehold/leasehold interests in land along with matching grants for states to create a nationwide electronic land title register on a state-by-state basis

PS: These were just a few of what I put together and not by any means, a complete dossier of the promises made by the APC.

~ Rita Iorbo

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