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Last Modified 2012/12/07 10:45 W. Central Africa Standard Time Printed 12/7/2012 2:04 PM India Standard Time | DR. NGOZI OKONJO-IWEALA Coordinating Minister for the Economy & Hon. Minister of Finance May 29, 2013 PRESIDENTIAL MID-TERM REPORT Summary of Policies and Strategies for Delivering The Transformation Agenda
Last Modified 2012/12/07 10:45 W. Central Africa Standard Time Printed 12/7/2012 2:04 PM India Standard Time | 1 What Have We Done So Far? Where Are We Coming From?
Last Modified 2012/12/07 10:45 W. Central Africa Standard Time Printed 12/7/2012 2:04 PM India Standard Time | 2 Insufficient Jobs and Poverty 1345 High Recurrent Expenditure Falling reserves Dependence on Oil Exports 279 Rising Domestic Debt High Inflation Infrastructure in Poor State High Food Importation / Food Insecurity 68 Housing Deficit Nigerian Economy Faces Many Challenges Which The Transformation Agenda Is Designed To Address
Last Modified 2012/12/07 10:45 W. Central Africa Standard Time Printed 12/7/2012 2:04 PM India Standard Time | 3 What Have We Done So Far?
Last Modified 2012/12/07 10:45 W. Central Africa Standard Time Printed 12/7/2012 2:04 PM India Standard Time | 4 The Economy Is Strong But Faces Challenges Of Inequality & Inclusion GDP growth in 2013 is expected at 6.5% (NBS) or 7.2% (IMF) GDP is One of the Fastest Growing in the World Dollar exchange rate has been between 155 and 160 over the last two years Exchange Rate is Stable Inflation rate has slowed to 9.1% from 12.4% in May 2011 Rate of Inflation is Coming Down From $32.08 billion in May 2011 to $48.4 billion as of May 2013 Excess Crude Account (ECA) - (Component of External Reserves) - Rise from about $4 Billion in May 2011 to around $9 billion at the end of 2012, but now about $6 billion in May ECA now helping us since oil production has fallen from the projected 2.53 million bpd to between 2.1 – 2.2 million bpd External Reserves are Rising A
Last Modified 2012/12/07 10:45 W. Central Africa Standard Time Printed 12/7/2012 2:04 PM India Standard Time | 5 1 Footnote SOURCE: Nigeria Sovereign Wealth Investment Authority; Federal Ministry of Finance US$1 billion earmarked for investment in the 3 arms i.e. Stability Fund, Infrastructure Fund and Future Generation Fund Management team has developed a comprehensive strategy document which was presented at its inaugural board meeting on 13th November 2012 The NSIA to commence core investing activities from Q and currently evaluating potential infrastructure investment opportunities 1 The Board of the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority was Inaugurated on 9th October, Sovereign Wealth Fund Is In Place… President Jonathans Administration believes that putting aside some money for emergencies is important just as we all do for our families. So this administration has supported a policy of savings
Last Modified 2012/12/07 10:45 W. Central Africa Standard Time Printed 12/7/2012 2:04 PM India Standard Time | 6 Policy is to reduce recurrent expenditure and complete unfinished capital projects - Recurrent expenditure has dropped from 74.4% of total budget in 2011 to 68.7% in 2013 Envelop system developed to enable Ministers prioritize uncompleted capital projects Cost of Government is Reducing Annual Borrowing has fallen from 852 Billion in 2011 to 588 Billion in 2013 Government Borrowing is Declining Debt to GDP in Nigeria – 21%; South Africa – 42.7%; SSA -34.2%; USA – 106%; Japan – 225%; UK – 90% Our National Debt is Low Waiver and Tariff policies have changed: - Government focusing on sectoral waivers rather than individual. e.g. agricultural, power, aircraft spare parts, solid minerals at zero duty Trade has improved; imports are down (textiles, plastic & rubber, paper & paper making material), and exports are up (plastic & rubber, vegetable products, prepared food stuff and beverages). - Non-oil exports have increased from 9% of total exports in 2008 to 31% in Oil exports are now 69% of total exports, compared to 91% in 2008 Procurement Policy Implementation stepped-up to prevent corruption (e.g. Aggressive monitoring of contract thresholds, increased awareness, encouraging whistle-blowing, introduction of stiffer penalties, introduction and take-off of e-procurement), leading to improvement savings of 420 billion as at the end of FY To Underpin the Strong Economy:
Last Modified 2012/12/07 10:45 W. Central Africa Standard Time Printed 12/7/2012 2:04 PM India Standard Time | A New Petroleum Subsidy Payment Regime Is In Place To Help Stem Leakages 7 …Revised Process (2-step audit process) Old Process… Marketer Paid Auditor: Witnesses physical discharge Physical verification Quantity discharged Claim to be paid Physical verification Quantity discharged Claim to be paid Auditor #1: Witnesses physical discharge Physical verification Quantity discharged Physical verification Quantity discharged Auditor #2: Fiscal verification We audited 1 trillion in subsidy and found 232 billion questionable. So far, we have recovered about 14 billion. We have tightened the payment process PPPRA reduced the number of oil marketers from 143 to 32 Marketer Paid
Last Modified 2012/12/07 10:45 W. Central Africa Standard Time Printed 12/7/2012 2:04 PM India Standard Time | 8 Contributory Pension Scheme Is Sound But Defined Benefits Scheme Is Being Reformed To Prevent Fraud Background Objectives The Federal Government Defined Pension Scheme is decentralized and managed by several pension offices/department and is inconsistent with the intention of the Pensions Reform Act (2007) The Pensions Reform Act (2007) establishes a pension department known as Pensions Transitional Arrangement Department (PTAD) to oversee the management of pensions under the Defined Benefits Scheme for pensioners not transiting to the Contributory Pensions Scheme Following Mr. Presidents directive to ensure strict compliance with the provisions of the Pensions Reform Act (2007), the CME/HMF inaugurated an Inter-Ministerial Committee in August 2012 headed by the Director-General Pensions Commission (PenCom) to carry out Mr. Presidents instruction The Inter-Ministerial task was structured into two phases: o Phase One: Design the governance and operating framework for the PTAD o Phase Two: Data validation and authentication of the existing pensioners database and the development of an authentic database Key Achievements Phase one completed and Phase Two is underway Result: All Defined Benefit Pension Systems for Civil Service, Police, Prisons, Immigration, Customs etc. will be managed in one department reporting to Ministry of Finance with direct payment to beneficiaries based on biometrics Defined Benefits Scheme:
Last Modified 2012/12/07 10:45 W. Central Africa Standard Time Printed 12/7/2012 2:04 PM India Standard Time | 9 Expenditure side measures taken Introduction of the Government Integrated Financial Management and Information System (GIFMIS) in April GIFMIS is aimed at improving the acquisition, allocation, utilization and conservation of public financial resources using automated and integrated, effective, efficient and economic information systems. 58% of the budget now executed through GIFMIS. Will rise to 79% by end of third quarter Treasury Single Account (TSA) is a unified structure of government bank accounts that gives a consolidated view of the cash position. 93 MDAs are currently on TSA Governments overdrawn position has dropped from 102 billion in 2011 to 19 billion in 2012 The Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS): Enhances efficient personnel cost planning and budgeting as personnel cost will be based on actual verified numbers and not estimates 215 MDAs (153,019 staff) are on IPPIS as at Jan 2013 Savings on Payroll cost to date is billion Work ongoing to bring in other 321 MDAs not yet on IPPIS Government Has Put In Place Systems To Increase Efficiency In Public Financial Management IPPIS GIFMIS TSA
Last Modified 2012/12/07 10:45 W. Central Africa Standard Time Printed 12/7/2012 2:04 PM India Standard Time | 10 Ratings by international agencies like Fitch, Standard & Poors, and Moodys have improved to BB- (or equivalent) As a result, Nigerian corporates are able to borrow at cheaper rates on the international credit markets A number of our banks have gone to raise funds abroad e.g. Access Bank ($350 million Euro Bond), GTB ($350 million Euro Bond), Fidelity Bank ($300 million Euro Bond) Nigerias Credit Ratings Have Improved Domestic bonds included in JP Morgan and Barclays emerging market Index About $7 Billion invested in Nigeria by foreign investors in 2012 Nigeria has become the highest investment destination in Africa International Investors are More Interested in Nigeria Strong Economic Performance Has Received International Validation
Last Modified 2012/12/07 10:45 W. Central Africa Standard Time Printed 12/7/2012 2:04 PM India Standard Time | Of the FGs 180 billion budgeted for the 2012 SURE-P, 86.5 billion was spent. The remaining balance of 93.5 billion was carried over into the 2013 SURE-P budget bringing its sum to about billion in projected expenditure. Subsidy Reinvestment Program (SURE-P) S/NClassification/Projects2012 (Annual Budget, N Bns) 2013 (Annual Budget N Bns) ASOCIAL SAFETY NETS (e.g. Maternal & Child Health, Mass Transit, Community Services, Graduate Internship Scheme) BNIGER DELTA Augmentation for East-West Road (Sections 1-4) CWORKS (ROADS & BRIDGES) (e.g. Abuja-Lokoja Road, Kano-Maiduguri, Oweto Bridge) DTRANSPORT (RAIL) (e.g. Lagos-Kano, Port- Harcourt - Maiduguri) EOTHER EXPENSES (e.g. SURE-P Board, M&E) Breakdown of FGN SURE-P Budget Subsidy Savings (Jan – May) Federal Government 180 Billion 75 Billion States Government Billion 64.4 Billion Local Government Councils 76.4 Billion 31.8 billion 11
Last Modified 2012/12/07 10:45 W. Central Africa Standard Time Printed 12/7/2012 2:04 PM India Standard Time | Key Reforms Under Implementation To enable Economic Performance 12 This Is Focused On: Infrastructure o Government policy is to use PPP as an instrument for infrastructure and other development to supplement budget resources. e.g. 2 nd Niger Bridge. o ICRC and PPP units in various MDAs are working on this Sectoral Reforms o e.g. Agriculture, Manufacturing, Housing, ICT, Health, Education, Sports, Creative Industries
Last Modified 2012/12/07 10:45 W. Central Africa Standard Time Printed 12/7/2012 2:04 PM India Standard Time | 13 Government Has Been Reforming The Financial Sector… Cleanup of the Banking System Complete… Government Policies have Supported Capital Markets (e.g. Forbearance, Elimination of VAT & Stamp Duties, etc.) As a result, capital markets has now rebounded… Stock market index has risen by 71% since May 2012 Stock market capitalization (value of listed companies) has increase by 66.2% since May 2012 to 11.8 trillion Through government policies (e.g. introduction of micro- insurance, compliance with compulsory insurance, etc.) more Nigerians are now aware of Insurance Policies Number of policy holders has also increased from 700,000 in 2010 to 1.5 million in 2012 Claims paid increased from 37 billion in 2010 to 52 billion in 2012 All 24 banks are now fully stable and capitalized Non-Performing Loans have fallen to about 5% But not enough lending is going on at affordable interest rates so the government is: Restructuring existing DFIs to get in private sector capital Creating a new wholesale DFI for year money at affordable rates Insurance Sector is Doing Better…..
Last Modified 2012/12/07 10:45 W. Central Africa Standard Time Printed 12/7/2012 2:04 PM India Standard Time | 14 Rehabilitation of the main Rail Lines (moribund for 15 years): o Western Line: Lagos – Kano; 1,124km completed and functional o Eastern Line: Port-Harcourt – Maiduguri; expected to be completed by 2013 o Abuja – Kaduna Standard Gauge Line – 60% completed o Itakpe – Ajaokuta – Warri Standard Gauge Rail Line – 77% completed Procured 25 new locomotives from General Electric (GE) Refurbished over 200 Coaches and Wagons Investment incentive MoU with GE to develop a Multi Modal Locomotive Assembly Facility in Nigeria to handle an initial 200 locomotives over 10 years. Number of Passengers Carried by rail has risen significantly, from about 1 million in 2009 to about 4.2 million in RAIL
Last Modified 2012/12/07 10:45 W. Central Africa Standard Time Printed 12/7/2012 2:04 PM India Standard Time | 15 INLAND WATERWAYS Dredging of Lower River Niger from Baro in Niger State to Warri in Delta State (72km) has made possible all year round Navigation. Construction of Inland Ports Onitsha Port completed and commissioned – to be concessioned out later this year Baro Port under construction – to be completed this year Oguta Port under consideration. Also expected to be completed this year Results Volume of cargo in the inland waterways has risen from 2.9 Million Metric Tonnes in 2011 to 4.03 Million Metric Tons in 2012 Number of Passengers travelling en route inland waterways increased from 250,000 in 2011 to 1.3 million in 2012
Last Modified 2012/12/07 10:45 W. Central Africa Standard Time Printed 12/7/2012 2:04 PM India Standard Time | 16 AVIATION 1) Overhaul of the Airport Infrastructure Embarked on the remodeling exercise of the terminal infrastructure in all 22 airports across the country in two phases (75% complete) o Impact: Improved passenger experience Upgraded the air navigational aids/equipment and integrated control tower modernization. These include Aeronautical Information Service (AIS) Automation, Total Very High Frequency Radio Coverage, World Geodetic Survey-84 Survey, VSAT network and Fibre Optics Rings o Impact: State-of-the-art equipment for safe air navigation, weather observation and forecasting. 2) Introduction of the Aerotropolis Concept & Development of the Business Model Will create direct and indirect job employment opportunities for up to 500,000 Nigerians Increase foreign direct investment Opens Nigeria as a gateway for economic activities and creation of megacities in locations identified for the aerotropolis.
Last Modified 2012/12/07 10:45 W. Central Africa Standard Time Printed 12/7/2012 2:04 PM India Standard Time | 17 AVIATION (contd…) 3) Review of Existing Policies to Enhance Safety, Economic and Commercial Activities in the Aviation Sector Review and launch of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Policy (also includes economic commercial regulation of domestic airlines, introduction of policies for general/business aviation - private jet/helicopter, maintenance repair & overhaul facilities) Removal of import duties and charges on aircrafts and spare parts 4) Development of Perishable Cargo Facilities Designated 6 airports in proximity to food baskets as perishable cargo airports- Jos, Makurdi, Yola, Jalingo, Lagos and Ilorin. Developing international standard perishable cargo facilities at these designated airports. Established a new Cargo development Division in FAAN to give focus to this effort
Last Modified 2012/12/07 10:45 W. Central Africa Standard Time Printed 12/7/2012 2:04 PM India Standard Time | 18 A total of 651km of roads paved with bitumen in 2012 including: o Apapa-Oshodi Expressway; Benin-Ore-Shagamu Highway; Abuja-Abaji-Lokoja Dualization; Kano-Maiduguri Dualization; Onitsha-Oweri Expressway; Vom- Manchok Road (Plateau State), Enugu-PH repaired o Katsina-Daura Road, Kano-Maiduguri Road, and Gombe-Numan Road o Oweto bridge almost complete. o 2 nd Niger Bridge – PPP design advertised and awarded. Design ongoing ROADS Reduced the number of agencies operating in the ports from 14 to 7. Disbanded NCS task force that harass cargo on the highway. Ports operating a 24-hour regime for the first-time since 1970 PORTS Clearing time reduced from 39 days to 7 days for trouble-free cargo, but target is 48 hours !
Last Modified 2012/12/07 10:45 W. Central Africa Standard Time Printed 12/7/2012 2:04 PM India Standard Time | 19 POWER Progress on Roadmap Implementation: Successful bid for the unbundled PHCN companies (11 Discos and 6 Gencos). Creation of the Nigeria Bulk Electricity Trader and NELMCO. Licensing to facilitate privatization of 34 IPPs, of which 3 have commenced operations. Introduction of Cost Reflective Tariffs to make private sector investment attractive. Concession of the TCN to a private provider (Manitoba Hydro) to upgrade and expand the transmission network. Results: Power generation increased from 3,514MW in 2011 to 4,500MW as at Dec Average hours of power availability in 10 major cities has increased from a low of less than 9 hours in 2011 to around 15 hours in Additional 2,500MW from NIPP plants by end of Realize there is still a long way to go but present Privatization and Liberalization Policy in power will help as it has done in Telecoms.
Last Modified 2012/12/07 10:45 W. Central Africa Standard Time Printed 12/7/2012 2:04 PM India Standard Time | 20 Increased Access to Safe (Potable) Water The Federal Government completed 7 water supply projects across the nation, providing about 4.3 million Nigerians with access to water. As at the end 2012, 65.29% of the population now have access to improved water sources, compared to 60% in About 4,547 jobs were created in the process. Hydro Power Generation Nine dams completed in: Akwa Ibom, Katsina, Enugu and Ondo States Capacity to generate 11.2 MW About 125,000 jobs created Irrigation 10 irrigation projects deployed for crop production Size of irrigated land increased from 90,000 in 2011 to 175,000 hectares in 2012 About 375,000 farmers now have access to irrigate land from 236,000 in 2011 Supporting food production: Rice – 75,802 Tonnes; Maize – 51,631 Tonnes; Sorghum – 50,695 Tonnes; Veg – 177,050 Tonnes WATER
Last Modified 2012/12/07 10:45 W. Central Africa Standard Time Printed 12/7/2012 2:04 PM India Standard Time | 21 SECTORAL REFORMS
Last Modified 2012/12/07 10:45 W. Central Africa Standard Time Printed 12/7/2012 2:04 PM India Standard Time | Ended Corruption in Fertilizer and Seed Sector The Government ended 4 decades of corruption in the seed and fertilizer sectors within 90 days Ended direct procurement and distribution of seed and fertilizers to farmers. GES system saved the Federal Government 25 billion ($156 million) in 2012 Private sector seed and fertilizer companies now sell directly to farmers. 15 billion ($100 million) of fertilizers sold and 1.5 billion ($10 million) of seeds sold directly via e-wallet system 2. Growth Enhancement Support (GES) Scheme with E-WALLET Cellphone-based system developed to send subsidies via electronic vouchers (e-wallets) directly to farmers via their cellphones First ever database of farmers developed; 4.2 million farmers registered and now being updated/ monitored annually (KYC) Nigeria is 1st country in Africa to develop the E-wallet for input delivery to farmers 3. Rice Revolution Takes off Dry season production through irrigation in ten Northern States (Kebbi, Zamfara, Sokoto, Katsina, Kano, Jigawa, Gombe, Niger, Kogi and Bauchi) resulted in output of 1.07 Million Metric Tonnes by about 268, 000 farmers. Total combined production of Dry Season and Main Season paddy is 1.76 Million Metric Tonnes 13 New Rice Mills with a total capacity of 240,000 MT have been set up by the private sector Nigeria is on target for Self Sufficiency in Rice AGRICULTURE
Last Modified 2012/12/07 10:45 W. Central Africa Standard Time Printed 12/7/2012 2:04 PM India Standard Time | Cassava Revolution Takes Off Developing Cassava value chains for new value-add products (high quality cassava flour, cassava chips, ethanol, starch, sweeteners) through private companies: o Starch processing: Cargill, Crest Agro Products (Both within the Kogi State Crop Processing Zone) o Cassava Starch to Sobitol: Unilever, Ingredion o Cassava for Beer Products: SAB Miller Expanded production of high quality cassava flour (HQCF) to substitute imported wheat in the baking industry (commercialized 20% use of HQCF in bread) Secured 3.2 million MT contract orders from China for export of dried cassava chips for Ethanol production. 5. Food Production Rises and Expected Food Crisis Due to 2012 Floods Averted 8 million MT of Food added to domestic food supply in 2012, 70% above target Food crisis from 2012 flood averted 6. Attracted Private Sector Investors to Agriculture Over $8 billion of private investment commitments indicated and deployed in agribusiness ventures Attracted large indigenous and global multinational firms like Flour Mills of Nigeria, Dangote Group, Syngenta, Indorama, AGCO, and Belstar Capital AGRICULTURE (contd…) TARGET OF 3.5 MILLION JOBS BY 2015
Last Modified 2012/12/07 10:45 W. Central Africa Standard Time Printed 12/7/2012 2:04 PM India Standard Time | 24 MANUFACTURING Given our large domestic market, policy is to encourage import substitution, where we have a comparative advantage, and exports, where we can be competitive internationally Development of National Industrial Revolution Plan (NIRP) with focus on the entire value chain of sub-sectors like agro-processing (e.g. rice milling, sugar procession, cassava for wheat flour and other products, etc.), consumer goods manufacturing, cement, textiles, and petrochemicals). Completed the development of a Sugar Master Plan (NSMS) to provide roadmap for 100% local production of sugar Attained the position of an exporter of cement instead of a net importer. With no import permit issued in the whole of 2012 for cement importation, a savings of over N200 billion was made. Transformation of the Onne Oil and Gas Free zone with $6 billion invested leading to the attraction of 150 companies into the zone with 30,000 jobs created to date Promoting foreign investments in manufacturing e.g. Indoramas $1.2 billion fertilizer plant at Onne, Procter & Gambles $250 million consumer goods plant in Ogun State, SAB Millers $100 million brewery at Onitsha.
Last Modified 2012/12/07 10:45 W. Central Africa Standard Time Printed 12/7/2012 2:04 PM India Standard Time | 25 Government Policy is To Provide Nigerians Access to Affordable Housing The FG (through National Housing Fund) built more than 61,800 housing units in the six geopolitical zones to provide affordable and quality houses. Increasing Access to Mortgage Finance through a Mortgage Refinance Company (MRC). To be launched between July – August Mortgages available starting MRC will be a PPP arrangement with shareholders that will include Government, International DFIs, Nigerian Banks and Insurance Companies. MRC to enable up to 200,000 affordable mortgages within 5 years. World Bank to support Government with investment of up to $300 million at zero interest, 40 year loan, 10 years grace, and 0.7% commitment charge, which will help lower costs, especially interest rates. HOUSING
Last Modified 2012/12/07 10:45 W. Central Africa Standard Time Printed 12/7/2012 2:04 PM India Standard Time | 26 Government created for the first time a new Ministry of Communication Technology to champion Reform Increasing the Ease of Doing Business for Telecom Services Providers: o Streamlined Application for building infrastructure. Applications now processed within 30 days; right of way reduced from 5 million to 145,000. o Reduced multiple taxation on operators. o Strong government support to and licensing of mobile companies As a Result: Mobile phone subscriptions have increased: o In 2004, only 8.5% of the population had access to mobile phones, but this will increase to 92.75% in Access to internet is rising. 38% of Nigerians now have access, compared to 34% at the end of o As a result, more of government services (e.g. passport) are being delivered online (to the convenience of Nigerians) o Government is now delivering around 50 services online, compared with 30 at the end of Promising local employment opportunities: o 1800 individuals registered in micro work/e-lance initiative equating to $121,000 new revenues. o Online shopping habit in Nigeria is gradually gaining momentum. Online vendors, e.g. Konga.com, and Jumia.com which reports about 100,000 unique visitors each day. Value of online shopping grew 25% to 62.4 billion in 2011 from 49.9 billion in 2010 Quality of service remains a problem and we are encouraging more investment by the companies to tackle this problem. ICT
Last Modified 2012/12/07 10:45 W. Central Africa Standard Time Printed 12/7/2012 2:04 PM India Standard Time | 27 In line with the National Strategic Health Development Plan, the Ministry of Health has outlined a Vision to Save One Million Lives and improve the Quality of care in Health Facilities by ) Improved Access to Primary Health a) Under the Save One Million Lives initiative, over 433,650 lives were saved in 2011 and 2012 by scaling up 6 cost-effective interventions including Maternal & Child Health, Nutrition, Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT) of HIV, Provision of Essential Commodities, Malaria Control, Routine Immunization / Eradication of Polio. b) Maternal and Child Health (SURE-P): A total of 9243 frontline health workers have been recruited, trained and deployed primary healthcare facilities have been refurbished and supplied with the essential commodities. Maternal mortality has dropped by more than 50% in Midwives Service Scheme (MSS) facilities from 2009 to Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) Scheme. o Launched in May 2013, 172 female beneficiaries have received cash transfers totaling 206,900 from the first pilot Primary Health Centre. o Eight States (Anambra, Bauchi, Bayelsa, Ebonyi, Kaduna, Niger, Ogun, and Zamfara) to roll out CCT Programme as from June ) Improving Tertiary Healthcare Several teaching hospitals and medical centers have been rehabilitated and modernized e.g. OAU and UNIBEN Teaching Hospitals. But key push is for Private Sector to provide world-class institutions for Nigerians and stop medical visits abroad. HEALTH
Last Modified 2012/12/07 10:45 W. Central Africa Standard Time Printed 12/7/2012 2:04 PM India Standard Time | 28 Policy is to get 10.6 million OUT-OF-SCHOOL children IN-SCHOOL, and improve Quality of Education and Access at all levels. Government has a long way to go but the journey has begun. 1) Promoting Access to Affordable Education & Improving Quality 1-year Early Child Education institutionalized as part of the education system to enhance access and quality of learning outcome Construction of 124 Almajiri Schools to reduce the number of out-of-school children in the North. Construction of special girls school in 13 states of the Federation has began to improve girls education program. Establishment of 12 new universities to enhance access to a Federal University in all states. Significant improvement in students performance in public examinations from 23% in 2010 to 39% in 2012 for WAEC and 9% in 2010 to 31% in 2012 for NECO 2) Special Intervention Establishment of a High Impact Fund to support higher institutions of learning to become Centers of Excellence in specific areas. Each selected University gets 3 Billion; Polytechnics and Colleges of Education 1 Billion Awarded a total of 101 Presidential Special Scholarships for Innovation and Development (PRESSID) to beneficiaries for training in top 25 universities in the world. Attention is turning to Vocational Training for Plumbers, Carpenters, Technicians and Artisans EDUCATION
Last Modified 2012/12/07 10:45 W. Central Africa Standard Time Printed 12/7/2012 2:04 PM India Standard Time | 29 From the Presidential Sports Retreat following Nigerias poor performance at the Summer Olympics 2012 (though our Paralympians made us proud with 12 medals), Policy is to support our sports men and women with better sports governance, finance, training facilities for Nigeria to excel in international and domestic competitions. Focused on: o Developing new framework for sustainable sports financing in Nigeria (with Private Sector participation), including use of Lottery Funds o Instituted a new three-tier disbursement system for funding sporting activities across grassroots and elite sports programs o Received Presidential approval to recruit a National High Performance Director to head a High Performance Directorate set up within in NSC. o Developed Rhythm NPlay as the national mobilization campaign for grassroots sports in Nigeria o Ongoing infrastructure rehabilitation e.g. for National Stadium The Results are: o Super Eagles won 2013 Africa Cup of Nations after 19 years. o The Golden Eaglets finished 2 nd at the U-17 African Championship in Morocco o The Flying Eagles finished 3 rd at U-20 African Championship in Algeria o Nigeria placed 1 st at the 2012 Senior African Athletics Championship in Port Novo and emerged overall winner with 10 Gold, 6 Silver and 5 Bronze SPORTS
Last Modified 2012/12/07 10:45 W. Central Africa Standard Time Printed 12/7/2012 2:04 PM India Standard Time | 30 CREATIVE INDUSTRIES Key Reform Focus is to Develop: o Policies to protect intellectual property o Fiscal measures such as tax or duty waivers Infrastructure Support: o Culture and Tourism Ministry completed the construction and equipment of three new Cultural Industry Centers in each of Taraba, Ogun, and FCT o Completed the rehabilitation of the National Theatre Special Initiatives: o Mr. President announced Project Advancing Creativity and Technology (ACT) Nollywood - 3 billion grant program for Nollywood.
Last Modified 2012/12/07 10:45 W. Central Africa Standard Time Printed 12/7/2012 2:04 PM India Standard Time | 31 In addition to Sectoral Initiatives, Government Direct Job Creation Initiatives are Delivering…
Last Modified 2012/12/07 10:45 W. Central Africa Standard Time Printed 12/7/2012 2:04 PM India Standard Time | 32 Youth Enterprise with Innovation in Nigeria (YouWiN!) Program YouWiN! Results Trained 12,000 aspiring or existing young entrepreneurs. Presently funding 1,200 entrepreneurs identified in the first round of the three round competition Identified 1,200 women in May 2013 across the six geopolitical zones to receive funding in the second round As at March 2013, a total of 12,108 jobs have been created across the country in the early stages of the first round. At least 80,000 jobs expected by the end of the third round in REGIONNO. OF JOBS North-Central 2,117 North-East 2,367 North-West 1,703 South-East 1,579 South-South 1,765 South-West 2,577 SECTORNO. OF JOBS Agriculture 3,499 ICT & Media 1,863 Manufacturing 3,160 Retail 543 Others 3,043 Total 12,108 Breakdown of Job Creation by Geo-Political Zone and Sector (as at March 2013)
Last Modified 2012/12/07 10:45 W. Central Africa Standard Time Printed 12/7/2012 2:04 PM India Standard Time | 33 COMMUNITY SERVICES SCHEME (CSS) & GRADUATE INTERNSHIP SCHEME (GIS) Community Services Scheme 370,000 youth to be employed annually. 178,000 Youth already employed. Graduate Internship Scheme Providing 50,000 graduates with internship in established privates sector organizations 1,306 graduates placed so far
Last Modified 2012/12/07 10:45 W. Central Africa Standard Time Printed 12/7/2012 2:04 PM India Standard Time | 34 THANK YOU!!!