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MUST READ THREAD: What #Nextlevel means: Four years ago, we promised Nigerians real change – in what we do and how we do it. Nigerians sent a clear message in the last election, and our platform offered a new, ambitious plan for a secure, prosperous and corruption-free country.
We have worked hard to fulfil our promises - and while the road may have been difficult, over the last three and a half years, we have laid the foundations for a strong, stable and prosperous country for the majority of our people.
Foundational work is not often visible, neither is it glamorous - but it is vital to achieving the kind of country we desire.
Judging by the prior depth of decay, deterioration and disrepair that Nigeria had sunken into, we are certain that these past few years have put us in good stead to trudge on the NEXT LEVEL of building an even stronger nation for our people.
First things had to come first. We were a nation at war - but we delivered on our commitment to secure the territorial integrity of our nation in the face of a raging insurgency that devastated many parts of the North East.
We liberated 17 Local Government Areas from the grip of an insurgency. Brokering and sustaining peace in the Niger Delta has also been crucial to stabilizing the polity.
Despite the difficult circumstances presented by weak oil prices and reduced oil production, we delivered on our commitment to making public investments to spur economic growth, job creation, and broad-based prosperity.
Agriculture continues to expand our economic base, as do our investments in our deficient infrastructure across the length and breadth of this nation.
We implemented a responsible and transparent fiscal plan for the challenging economic times that saw us doing more even with lesser oil revenues.
The past history of corruption perpetrated by the highest office in the land has been nipped in the bud just as the TSA has made it more difficult for ministries, departments and agencies to exercise the unrestrained liberties that helped foster a climate conducive to corruption.
Now, for the first time, investments in capital projects to expand infrastructure continue to connect people, goods and opportunities by rail, road and air.
The Federal Government supported state governments with a bailout that enabled them to pay workers on their payroll.
We took an unprecedented step towards creating a fairer and more equitable society by implementing Africa’s biggest social investment programme.
Through the National Social Investments Programme, we are providing direct support to over 12 million Nigerians who need it by giving relief and assistance to unemployed youth, our children, the weak and vulnerable as well as small and medium businesses.
But even as we lay the foundation for a stable and prosperous nation, we acknowledge there is still much work to build on. The next level of effort has an immense focus on job creation across various initiatives.
From an enlargement of the N-Power programme to investing in technology and create jobs to Agriculture and others, there is scope for 10 million new jobs.
The march away from a mono-economy must continue with our focus on an industrialisation plan coming to fore.
With plans to exploit the comparative advantage of the geopolitical zones and different states by developing 6 Industrial Parks and 109 Special Production and Processing Centres (SPPCs) across each senatorial district, our incremental move away from oil dependence is assured.
In addition, our development of the Special Economic Zones will quickly concretise our Made in Nigeria for Export (MINE) plan.
To sustain food production and value addition, our mechanisation policy for agriculture will make tractors and processors easily accessible and available to farmers across Nigeria.
We will continue a widescale skilling policy, prioritising technology to reach the demography of young people within the productive sector on a massive scale even as we create jobs and growth within our economy.
We believe that our people who are still in poverty have a direct way out and up through our expanded National Social Investments Programme.
We can implement the comprehensive work done to bring an end to the farmers-herders conflict which is heightened by a struggle for land, water and pasture and the effects of climate change and every now and then, opportunistic and cynical manipulation by political actors.
We are implementing a blend of measures that ensure that justice, order, modernisation and new economic paradigms emerge.
Perhaps our biggest ambition yet is the overhaul of our education sector. Every child counts - and simply, whatever it takes to prepare our teachers, curriculum and classrooms to attain the right educational goals that grow our country, will be done.
The Muhammadu Buhari administration has laid a foundation for a stable and prosperous Nigeria, even as we acknowledge there is still much work to be done! Cc @toluogunlesi @FemAdesina @Ayourb
@toluogunlesi @FemAdesina @Ayourb We will remodel 10,000 schools every year and retrain our teachers to impart science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics using coding, animation, robotics to re-interpret our curriculum.
We know that, to succeed, moral integrity and conscience must continue to form the dominant character of our nation and its leadership. Corruption is an existential threat to Nigeria.
Despite the gains we have made in closing the gates, we know that there is still much ground to cover to stop systemic corruption.
We are committed to deepening the work we started this first time such that the nation’s assets and resources continue to be organised and utilised to do good for the majority of our people.
The next four years will be quite significant for our country. Nigeria is faced with a choice to keep building a new Nigeria, making a break from her tainted past which favoured an opportunistic few.
Our choices will shape us - our economic security and our future prosperity. Nigeria, more than ever before, needs a stable and people-focused government to move the agenda for our country forward.
Next Level- Jobs:
1: Jobs
Next Level is to engage 1,000,000 N-Power graduates

Skill up 10 million Nigerians under a voucher system in partnership with the private sector.
2: Jobs- Agric:
Anchor Borrowers Scheme to support input and jobs to 1 million farmers.
Livestock Transformation Plan to create 1.5 million jobs along dairy, beef, hide & Skin, blood meal, crops.
Agric Mechanization Policy with Tractors and Processors to create 5 million jobs.
3: Jobs- Tech & Creative:
Provide USD500m innovation fund to tech and creative sector to create 500,000 jobs.

Train 200,000 youth for outsourcing market in technology, services and entertainment.
4: Industrialisation & Jobs:
6 Regional Industrial Parks and Special Economic Zones,
Next Level of 109 Special Production and Processing Centres to spur production and value additive processing.

Tractors and Processors Plan in Each Senatorial District Extra Jobs Created.
5: Jobs in School Feeding
Jobs- Increase Children fed from 9.2 million to Next Level of 15 million.
300,000 Extra Jobs created for Vendors & Farmers.
6: Next Level- Infrastructure: Roads, Rail & Broadband.

Roads and Bridge:
Complete the 2nd Niger Bridge.

Complete the phased works on roads in each state of the federation.
Rail:
Complete Lagos- Ibadan-Kano Rail
Complete Eastern Rail (Port-Harcourt-Maiduguri) taking the network through Aba, all South East state capitals, Makurdi, Jos, Bauchi and Gombe.
Complete Coastal Rail (Lagos-Calabar).
Broadband Infrastructure:
Treat Broadband as Critical Infrastructure.
After addressing uniform Right of Way charges, Next Level is to move broadband coverage to 120,000 km of fibre network across Nigeria.
After partnering with Google for free Internet access in key locations, #Nextlevel will prioritise access to the Internet to education, primary health care, markets, business clusters.
7: Next Level- Power:
Generation
A minimum of 1,000 MW New Generation incremental Power capacity per annum on the Grid.
Distribution:
Distribution to get to 7,000 MW under Distribution Expansion programme.
Off-Grid Power:
Energising Schools- 9 Universities will have uninterrupted power next when we complete the First Phase of 37.
Energising Markets- Next level moves from 16 markets such as Sura, Ariaria to lighting up 300 markets and clusters with clean, uninterrupted off-grid power.
8: Next Level- People Moni Bank:

Establish People Moni Bank:
Soft Loans of up to N1million to small traders, artisans (carpenters, tailors, mechanics, hairdressers, barbers, plumbers, vulcanisers etc) and commercial drivers (Taxis, Keke and Motorcycles.
Consolidate:
Next level will take the current number of 2.3 million traders, farmers, artisans under Trader Moni, Market Moni and Farmer Moni schemes to 10 million Nigerians under the People Moni Scheme.
Assist:
Help beneficiaries to remove restraints such as skills, government bureaucracy and others.
9: Next Level- The Entrepreneur Bank:

Debt and Equity Support for Young Entrepreneurs:
Soft loans to support business ideas across different business value chains.
Business Planning Support:
Profiling and tailored advisory services for entrepreneurs.
Technology Enabled:
Online Bank: Account Opening, Credit Rating done with technology.
Skills & Capacity Building Support:
Help with capacity development where needed.
#NextLevel- Policy
1: Ease of Doing Business:
Legislate and enforce deadlines for issuance of Government licences and Permits.

Simplify investments, customs, immigration, trade and production procedures.
2: MSMEs:
109 One Stop shops of all regulatory agencies (CAC, NAFDAC, SON, etc) under one roof in each senatorial district as Next Level for MSMEs (MSME Clinics) in each Senatorial District.
3: Education:
Every Child Counts will make our students digitally literate in Science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics.

All Teachers will be retrained to deliver digital literacy
10,000 schools per year will be remodelled and equipped.
10: Next Level- Health:

Health Insurance for all:
Using co-payments to share the cost between individuals, the private sector and government. The poorest 40% will be exempted from such co-payments.
1% of the Consolidated Revenue Fund to Health
In compliance with the National Health Act, we achieved this in 2018 building the backbone for primary healthcare centres.
N500 monthly contribution leads to a 45% increase in the population covered by primary health care by 2023 up from the present 12.6%.
N-Power Medic:
Pay young doctors to stay in rural areas.
11: Inclusion in Government:

To achieve 35% in female appointments.

More youth appointment for boards.
Special mentoring programme in governance with young graduates working with Ministers and other senior government appointees.
***END OF THE #NEXTLEVEL - THE APC MANIFESTO, BROUGHT TO YOU COURTESY OF @PhilipObin***
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