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Saturday, May 25

SGF: President Buhari government targeting seven per cent growth rate

Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha

The present administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is targetting about seven per cent Gross Domestic Products (GDP) growth rate with the holistic implementation of its Economic Recovery Growth Plan, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, has said.
According to the SGF, the government would not only ensure that the target is met by harnessing human and material resources available in the country, but also leveraging on the e-Governance MasterPlan which is a key component of the Economic Recovery Growth Plan (ERGP) of the present government
The SGF made the remarks yesterday at the inauguration of the e-Governance Master Plan at the Transcorp Hotel, Abuja, saying that the masterplan would be implemented to the letter by all Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of government to ensure accountability, efficiency and productivity in government transactions.
Boss Mustapha, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Cabinet Affairs in the SGF Office, Mr Babatunde Lawal, noted that there are 25 key initiatives in the master plan (2016-2020) that are designed to change the narratives of the nation’s economy for the better.
He said the master plan would set a direction for MDAs to demonstrate accountability, efficiency and enhanced national competitiveness that would result in massive economic growth and development for the country.
The Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, in his remarks said the National e~Government MasterPlan was developed with its vision and objectives linked to the Federal Government Economic Recovery Growth Plan (ERGP).
He stated that the move would improve quality of life of citizens by enhancing national competitiveness, facilitating market economy, promoting participatory democracy and improving transparency in the public sector.
Shittu said the initiative, which intends to make best use of information and communications technology (ICT), was developed through research, collaboration and extensive engagement with other relevant stakeholders with the support of the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA).
The plan also recognises the need to leverage science, technology and innovation (STI) to build a knowledge-based economy, Shittu said, adding that “the ministry developed the master plan in fulfilment of its mandate to utilise ICT to drive transparency in governance and improve the quality and cost effectiveness of public service delivery in Nigeria”.

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