YUGUDA URGES FG, STATES COLLABORATION ON JOB CREATION POLICIES
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The Supervising Minister of National Planning, Ambassador Bashir Yuguda, has called for strategic collaboration between the Federal and State governments towards initiating appropriate policies and programmes for job creation and ensuring equality income distribution.
Ambassador Yuguda made this call last weekend in Bauchi at the meeting of the National Council on Development Planning (NCDP), which he presided over with States' Commissioners of Planning/Chairmen of Planning Agencies as members.
STRATEGIC PLANNING, CRITICAL TO JOB CREATION, ECONOMIC GROWTH
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The Secretary to the National Planning Commission, Ntufam Fidelis Ugbo, esq, has reiterated the importance of strategic planning in Nigeria and described it as a tool for economic development and also critical for inclusive growth
Barrister Ugbo, stated this at the opening of the 2014 Meetings of Joint Planning Board (JPB) and National Council on Development Planning (NCDP), in Bauchi, Wednesday, 23 April, 2014
The 2014 meetings of the JPB and NCDP, has the theme "National Strategic Planning for Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Development: Fostering Job Creation and Equity"
WE NEED ACCURATE DATA FOR STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT PLANS - YUGUDA
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The Supervising Minister of National Planning, Ambassador Bashir Yuguda has reiterated the importance of accurate and credible data in strategic development plans in order to make better decision for enhanced policy making.
Amb Yuguda said "it is even more important for us at the National Planning Commission, especially given that we need accurate data to get our strategic development plans right and also to make better decision for enhanced policy making"
The Minister was corroborating the position expressed by the coordinating Minister of the Economy/Hon Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, at the occasion of formal presentation of the results of GDP Re basing for Nigeria, Sunday, April 6th, 2014, in Abuja
FG HAS MADE NECESSARY SECURITY PLANS FOR WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM AFRICA MEETING- AMB YUGUDA
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The Federal Government has reassured the international community of the safety of all participants during the World Economic Forum (WEF) Africa meeting scheduled to hold in Abuja next month.
The Supervising Minister of National Planning, Ambassador Bashir Yuguda who made this known at a briefing in his office on Thursday, April 17, 2014, also thanked the international community for their implicit confidence on the country and its economy, adding that the Government is doing its best to protect its citizens as well as foreigners.
EDUCATION, KEY TO REALISING NV20:2020 SAYS PLANNING MINISTER AS 20TH NIGERIAN ECONOMIC SUMMIT OPENS IN ABUJA
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Supervising Minister of National Planning, Bashir Yuguda, has described education as key to realising the NV20:2020, as the 20th Nigerian Economic Summit (NES#20), opened in Abuja with a focus on transforming education sector.
The theme for NES#20 is "Transforming Education Through Partnerships for Global Competitiveness"
It is an annual Summit being organised jointly by the Nigerian Economic Summit Group
REBASING NIGERIA'S GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT (GDP)
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NBS has completed nine sectoral surveys to be used as key inputs in the rebased GDP estimates: Transportation, Real Estate, Private Education, Construction, Hotels, Manufacturing, Mining, Private Health Services, and Business Services. Results from the surveys are currently undergoing internal validation after which external experts by sector are expected to join NBS for technical discussions on the survey results.
HOUSE OF REPS COMMITTEE COMMENDS YUGUDA FOR GOOD WORK AT NATIONAL PLANNING
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The House of Representatives yesterday commended the Supervising Minister of National Planning and Minister of State, Works, Ambassador Bashir Yuguda for his unusual mastery of the echnicalities of economic planning having only being on the saddle for a few months.
Members of the second legislative arm made this known during a budget defence session conducted by the House Committee on National Planning and Poverty Alleviation at the National Assembly, Tuesday 3rd March, 2014
FG REAFFIRMS COMMITTMENT TO DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF QUALITY SECTORAL POLICIES IN NIGERIA
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The Federal Government has reaffirmed its commitment to ensuring the development and implementation of consistent and enhanced quality of macro economic and sect oral policies in the country.
Secretary to the National Planning Commission, Ntufam Fidel Ugbo, Esq, stated this at the occasion of the formal opening of a workshop on policy development in Federal MDAs in Abuja, Monday, 7th April, 2014
The workshop was organised by the National Planning Commission in close collaboration with the Federal Public Administrative Reform Programme Nigeria (FEPAR) to strengthen the capacities of MDAs in policy planning and analysis
FG, GATE FOUNDATION SIGN MOU TO SUPPORT DEVELOPMENT
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Minister of National Planning, Dr. Shamsuddeen Usman signed on behalf of the Federal Government while Gates Foundation’s Director for Africa, Laurie Lee signed on behalf of his Foundation.
The Foundation has so far committed $400m to Nigeria, either directly through partners working on the ground or through organizations like WHO, UNICEF, Rotary International and World Bank.While speaking
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