Agenda 2050: Gombe Governor, Inuwa Yahaya commends Nigeria government’s plan to lift 34m people out of poverty
Gombe State Deputy Governor, Manasseh Daniel Jatau, representing Governor Inuwa Yahaya at the opening of a technical meeting for MTNDP for the Northeast States.
By Akanji Alowolodu, Gombe
Gombe State Governor, Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya has commended Federal Government’s agenda 2050 which plans to lift 34 million people out of poverty by 2025.
The Governor made the commendation through his Deputy, Manasseh Daniel Jatau at the commencement of a two day technical meeting on the preparation of the Medium National Development Plan (MTNDP) for 2021 – 2025 for the six states of the Northeast.
According to the Governor, the Federal Government’s efforts of taking a new approach towards achieving a more inclusive and effective participation of States and Local Governments at different stages of the ongoing process of developing and implementation of the MTNDP 2021 – 2025 plan is worthy of commendation.
He said, to achieve the goal, the plan recognizes the youth population as key drivers for economic growth in the future.
“Greater opportunities for the youth and social inclusion are integrated in the theme across MTNDP 2021 – 2025.
He implored the participants who were drawn from all the North-Eastern States of Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba and Yobe to have a robust discussion and come up with harmonized inputs that will enrich the MTNDP plan that can be useful to both the Northeastern States and the country in general.
The Governor said that, “This I believe will lead to a better governance system for all of us which will ensure policies, programmes and projects that are well planned and beneficial to the citizens and effectively delivered”.
Earlier in his welcome address, the Permanent Secretary, Budget, Planning and Development Partners Coordination Office Gombe, Ibrahim Jalo, said the purpose of the technical meeting was to achieve the effective participation of the sub-nationals in the development, implementation and monitoring of the MTNDP 2021 – 2025.
According to him, the Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning is in the process of developing and implementing MTNDP 2021 -2025 and the Nigeria agenda 2050, as such, the need to have a more holistic and inclusive process by engaging all stakeholders across all levels of Government and private sectors.
Ibrahim Jalo said that, “We have gathered here today to deliberate on the inputs from the collated templates of the Northeast States which will be used in the draft national plan. I trust you will agree with me that given the issues to be discussed, this meeting is very timely,” he told the participants.