The All Progressives Congress, APC, and its flag bearer,
Muhammadu Buhari, are now in charge of the federal
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
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
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-
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
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
16. Recruitment and training of at least 100,000 officers
into the Nigerian police force and establish a Federal
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
23. Establishing a conflict resolution commission to
help prevent, mitigate and resolve civil conflicts within
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
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
33. Balancing the economy across regions by the
creation of 6 new Regional Economic Development
Agencies (REDAs) to act as champions of sub-regional
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.