Vice President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has revealed the economic blueprint of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Osinbajo who unveiled this on Tuesday stated that the Federal Government will invest more in social sectors to reduce poverty.
While speaking at the 45th Annual Accountants Conference and 50th Anniversary celebration of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, Osinbajo said the government would be investing more in the people, education, and job creation.
Other areas where investment would be stimulated are national school feeding scheme, and conditional cash transfer.
Speaking on the topic “Repositioning Nigeria for Sustainable Development: From Rhetoric to Performance,” he said the multiplier effects of the introduction of the scheme would help to create 1.14 million new jobs, increase food production by up to 530,000 metric tonnes per annum, as well as attract fresh investments up to N980bn.
He said, “One of the most important interventions required in the education sector is capacity building to improve teacher quality.
“This programme is intended to drive teacher capacity development, boost basic education and attract talents to the teaching profession.”
He restated that the All Progressives Congress “has made a commitment to provide one-meal-a day for all primary school students. That will create jobs in agriculture, including poultry, catering and delivery services.”
He also said there is need for the government to improve the power sector.
Meanwhile, Muhammadu Buhari had announced his government’s commitment to taking all required actions to stop perpetual strikes by workers in vital spheres of the Nigerian economy.