MY 100 DAYS COVENANT WITH NIGERIANS
Corruption and Governance
I pledge to:
Publicly declare my assets and liabilities.
Encourage all my appointees to publicly declare their assets and liabilities as a pre-condition for appointment. All political appointees will only earn the salaries and allowances determined by the Revenue Mobilization and Fiscal Allocation Commission (RMFAC).
Personal leadership in the war against corruption.
Inaugurate the National Council on Procurement as stipulated in the Procurement Act. The Federal Executive Council, which has been turned to a weekly session of contract bazaar, will concentrate on its principal function of policy making.
Review and implement audit recommendations by Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative including those on remittances and remediation.
Work with the National Assembly towards the immediate enactment of a Whistle Blower Act
Work with the National Assembly to strengthen ICPC and EFCC by guaranteeing institutional autonomy including financial and prosecutorial independence and security of tenure of officials. Make the Financial Intelligence Unit of the EFCC autonomous and operational.
Encourage proactive disclosure of information by government institutions in the spirit of the Freedom of Information Act.
Ensure all MDAs and parastatals regularly comply with their accountability responsibilities to Nigerians through the National Assembly.
All political officer holders earn only the salaries and emoluments determined and approved by the Revenue Mobilization and Fiscal Commission RMFAC.
Work with the leadership of the National Assembly and the Judiciary to cut down the cost of governance.
I will present a National Anti corruption Strategy.Insurgency and Insecurity
I have had the rare privilege of serving my country in the military in various capacities and rose to become a Major General and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces. I defended the territorial integrity of our nation.
I pledge to:
As Commander-in-Chief, lead from the front and not behind in the comfort and security of Aso Rock to boost the morale of fighting forces and the generality of all Nigerians.
Give especial attention to the welfare of our armed forces and their families; lost heroes and their families and the victims of insurgency.
Boost the morale of the men and women in the field by public recognition of their efforts through memorabilia, stamps, statues, regular rotation, regular payment of allowances, regular communication between the men and officers of security agencies, provision of best health care and housing for families of deceased comrades.
I will present a marshal plan to the nation that will combat insurgency, ethnic and religious violence, kidnapping and rural banditry.
Provide the best and appropriate military and other materials the country needs to combat insurgency, ethnic and religious violence, kidnapping and rural banditry.
Establish personal relationship with governors of the affected states by insurgency, with leaders of the countries in the region and with leaders around the world to coordinate efforts to combat insurgency, oil theft, piracy and criminality.
Restore confidence in the bilateral and multilateral partnerships in addressing insurgency including procurements.
Activate regular meetings of the National Police Council to ensure the discharge of its true constitutional role in a transparent and accountable way.
As a father, I feel the pain of the victims of insurgency, kidnapping and violence whether they are the widows and orphans of military, paramilitary, civilians and parents or the Chibok girls. My government shall act decisively on any actionable intelligence to #BringBackOurGirls. Agriculture
I pledge to:
Make pronouncement to make agriculture a major focus of the government and lay the institutional foundation to attract large-scale investments and capital into the agricultural infrastructural sector
Launch a massive agricultural infrastructural investments plan that will focus on production, transportation infrastructure and marketing logistics across Nigeria
Launch a massive, well-coordinated and innovatively funded Youth in Commercial Agribusiness Programme.
Establish agricultural produce pricing and marketing mechanism and institutions
Work with State and Local Governments to launch Agricultural Support Programmes that will drive state level massive agricultural land development and mechanization agenda
Revamp, revitalize and continuous improvement on the national agricultural extension and rural support service system
Initiate a holistic project aimed at promoting and securing access of standardized agricultural products to both local and international markets
Lay the groundwork for a standardized market uptake and aggregation outlets for specific agricultural produce
Initiate a comprehensive revamp of key development banks (Bank of Agriculture, Bank of Industry and Nigeria Import & Export Bank) operations to fund inclusive agricultural value chain operations
Lay the groundwork for an ambitious, massive, seamless, accessible
single-digit agricultural value-chain finance programme
Initiate the process to appropriately liberalise and expand agricultural and rural insurance system with premium subventions support to farmers
Revamp the agricultural cooperative system to drive rural agriculture and improves stakes for smallholder farmers
Launch appropriate tariff rectification instrument to support import-export anomalies.Management of the Economy for prosperity
Every Nigerian deserves to benefit from the running of our collective resources. We promise not to leave any Nigerian behind in our determination to create, expand and ensure equitable and effective allocation of economic opportunities. No matter the amount of funds we generate, unless there is an efficient and effective utilization, it will only create few billionaires. Unless we fight corruption, the economy will only benefit the greedy in our society.
I pledge to:
Work with the legislature to strengthen constitutional provisions to make the meetings of the National Economic Council more periodic and predictable and its decisions more binding.
Present annual report on the state of the economy to the National Assembly and the Nigerian People.
The Preparation of Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and annual Budget will be guided by job creation projections.
Negotiate rule-based oil revenue management process, and adopt a rule based excess crude account management process, which will entail a fixed percentage (e.g. 10% or 20%) of oil revenue each year, and also set clear rules about where the proceeds will be domiciled, when the savings can be used, by whom, and what the savings can be used for.
Work with the National Assembly to adopt a rule based, realistic and predictable oil benchmark as a basis for a more transparent management of federation account revenue and excess crude account.
Launch a Small Business Loan Guarantee Scheme in partnership with Commercial Lenders to improve access to finance for SMEs.
Automate the business registration process to ensure sole proprietorships can be opened within 24 hours and incorporated business within 5 days.
Reduce the cost of company registration to a maximum of N10,000 for sole proprietorships to encourage formalization.
Review and regulate import duty waivers to promote transparency and accountability;
Forge partnerships with state and local governments and private sectors to promote innovation, entrepreneurship and cottage industries;
Work with the National Assembly to review and finalize work on the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB);
Boost community and local participation in downstream through expansion and promotion of local content development;
Commence organizational reforms to curb corruption in NNPC and its subsidiariesYouth and ICT Development
The youth are the salt of the nation. More than 60% of our population is categorized as being of youth age. The future of the nation depends on the brains of the youth and not on what is buried under the ground.
I pledge to:
Declare support for the appointment of young people with requisite qualification into key political offices to begin the incubation and mentoring for a successor political generation.
Unveil a policy that all federal contractors must employ at least 50% young people.
Work with the private sector to establish innovation fund for young people.
Encourage that girls’and boys’ education is prioritized in states where this is established to be a big problem.
Review and make pronouncements, with attendant political will and commitment, on the full implementation of the national youth policy.
Establish innovation centers in conjunction with proposed National Science Foundation and the private sector.
Include vocational skills in the curriculum of Almajiri schools so that they become self-employed.
Unveil a policy that will begin to multiply the efforts and effects of technology incubation centers to at least establish two of such centers in each of the geopolitical zone.
Establish a free-tuition and scholarship scheme for pupils who have shown exceptional aptitude in science subjects at O/Levels to study ICT-related courses.
Immediately establish linkages with friendly names to champion exchange programmes for the acquisition of IT related skills.
Extend the local content policies to cover software and hardware developments in the youth-driven markets. Put in place a quality assurance mechanism to ensure that standards are met and adhered to and make it a policy for companies to procure a % of their ICT needs from the local market.
Hold a summit of all ICT service providers, OEMs, etc both local and foreign that are doing business in Nigeria to device concrete skills transfer and capacity building models in a sustainable manner.