On Wednesday, President Muhammadu Buhari inaugurated the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) 2017-2020 with a call on Nigerians to support its smooth implementation to change Nigeria for good. The President, during the Inauguration at in the Presidential Villa, Abuja, assured that his administration was approaching the solution to the nation’s economic challenges with the same will and commitment it had demonstrated in the fight against corruption, terrorism, and militancy.
According to the president, he disclosed that the ERGP had brought together all the sectorial plans for agriculture and food security, energy and transport infrastructure, industrialization and social investments together in a single document.
President Buhari further expressed the commitment of his administration to have a strong Naira and productive economy, stating that Nigeria must become “a nation where we grow what we eat and consume what we produce.’’
“Our aim simply put, is to optimize local content and empower local businesses. We seek not just to take the Nigerian economy out of recession but to place it on a path of sustained, inclusive and diversified growth.
“We are determined to change Nigeria from an import dependent country to a producing nation.
“We must become a nation where we grow what we eat and consume what we produce. We must strive to have a strong Naira and productive economy.”
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