FOR RECORD PURPOSE(S): Some campaign promises of President Buhari and the APC

Muhammadu Buhari kaybaba

The All Progressives Congress, APC, and its flag bearer,

Muhammadu Buhari, are now in charge of the federal

government.

During the electioneering campaign, President Buhari;

his vice president, Yemi Osinbajo; and his party made

several promises to Nigerians.

They ran their election campaign based on the mantra

of “change.”

An online publication, TheCable, has compiled a list of

Buhari’s and APC’s promises to Nigerians, drawn from

APC manifesto, documents and promises made at

campaign rallies. Here are some of the promises compiled by the APC

and Buhari, compiled by TheCable.

About 35 in all and in no particular order. Find them below;

1. Public declaration of assets and liabilities

2. State and community policing

3. Ban on all government officials from seeking medical

care abroad

4. Implementation of the National Gender Policy,

including 35% of appointive positions for women

5. Revival of Ajaokuta steel company

6. Generation, transmission and distribution of at least

20,000 MW of electricity within four years and

increasing to 50,000 MW with a view to achieving 24/7

uninterrupted power supply within 10 years.

7. Empowerment scheme to employ 740,000 graduates

across the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

8. Establishment of a free-tuition and scholarship

scheme for pupils who have shown exceptional

aptitude in science subjects at O/Levels to study ICT-

related courses

9. 720,000 jobs by the 36 states in the federation per

annum (20,000 per state)

10. Three million Jobs per year

11. [In another policy document by the APC] We will

embark on vocational training, entrepreneurial and

skills acquisition schemes for graduates along with the

creation of a Small Business Loan Guarantee Scheme

to create at least 5 million new jobs by 2019.

12. Churches and Mosques would not pay taxes under

national laws, but if they engage in businesses, the

businesses would pay tax.

13. Provision of allowances to the discharged but

unemployed Youth Corps members for Twelve (12)

months while in the skills and entrepreneurial

development programme

14. Making our economy one of the fastest-growing

emerging economies in the world with a real GDP

growth averaging 10% annually. [In another instance,

the APC promised 10-12% annual GDP growth]

15. Creation of a Social Welfare Programme of at least

Five Thousand Naira (N5000) that will cater for the 25

million poorest and most vulnerable citizens upon the

demonstration of children’s enrollment in school and

evidence of immunisation to help promote family

stability

16. Recruitment and training of at least 100,000 officers

into the Nigerian police force and establish a Federal

anti-terrorism agency.

17. One free meal (to include fruits) daily, for public

primary school pupils

18. Building an airport in Ekiti state

19. Eradication of state of origin, replacing that with

state of residence to ensure Nigerians are Nigerians

first, before anything else.

20. Establishment of Crime Squad to combat terrorism,

kidnapping, armed robbery, militants, ethno-religious

and communal clashes nationwide

21. Working with the National Assembly towards the

immediate enactment of a Whistle Blower Act

22. Economic stability for the ECOWAS nations and

maintaining a strong, close and frank relationship with

West Africa, South Africa, UK, USA, Canada, and other

African countries

23. Establishing a conflict resolution commission to

help prevent, mitigate and resolve civil conflicts within

the polity.

24. All political officer holders earn only the salaries

and emoluments determined and approved by the

Revenue Mobilization and Fiscal Commission RMFAC.

25. Permanent peace in the Niger Delta and other

conflict prone areas such as Plateau, Taraba, Bauchi,

Borno and Abia.

26. As against fears in some quarters, Buhari while

speaking with catholic bishops in Abuja back in

February, promised not to Islamise Nigeria.

27. Nationwide sanitation plans to keep Nigeria clean

28. Preserving the independence of the Central Bank

29. Simplifying immigration process to foster faster

visa processing at points of entry.

30. Special incentives to facilitate the education of the

girl child

31. Full implementation of the National Identification

Scheme to generate the relevant data.

32. Making Information Technology, Manufacturing,

Agriculture and Entertainment key drivers of our

economy

33. Balancing the economy across regions by the

creation of 6 new Regional Economic Development

Agencies (REDAs) to act as champions of sub-regional

competitiveness

34. Putting in place a N300bn regional growth fund

(average of N50bn in each geo-political region) to be

managed by the REDAs.

35. Amending the Constitution and the Land Use Act to

create freehold/leasehold interests in land along with

matching grants for states to create a nationwide

electronic land title register on a state by state basis.

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