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Buni to unveil Yobe 25-year development plan for economic growth, others


Buni to unveil Yobe 25-year development plan for economic growth, others

By Njadvara MUSA, Damaturu

The Yobe State Government is to unveil a 5-year development plan to transform the various sectors of the economy for development and growth.

Unfolding the development plan on Monday, in Damaturu, the State’s Coordinator for UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Are Sule Damagum, disclosed that; “The Yobe State Socioeconomic Reform Agenda has lapsed in 2020.”

He said that the objective of the state’s sector planning teams; was to review and update the five-year development plan at the Kano workshop.

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According to him, the new development plan is to transform the State into the “Pride of the Sahel” to harness capital, human and natural resources for rapid economic growth and development.

“The Development Plan workshop will set a strategic and policy thrust for a new economic plan with estimated costs for the next 25 years of implementation by the State government,” he said.

On the roles of Governor Mai Mala Buni, he said: “Buni will take advantage of the emerging opportunities and overcome the challenges of implementing the developmentpotatoo attain economic growth and fight poverty, unemployment and youths’ restiveness.

Continuing, he declared: “This is a road map for the transformation of State into an economic growth and development at all levels,” as well as BBruni’scommitment to planning and implementation of people-oriented policies and programmes.

He explained the implementation of the development plan through a bottom-up stakeholder consultation process of inclusiveness.

On how to harness the resource for development, he said: “The State has comparative advantages in agriculture, commerce and trade,” as well as the vast human and natural resources that abound in each of the 17 local councils.

He claimed that the State has a strategiBruni’somic position in the Northeast region.

Besides, he noted that Buni’s socio-economic vision is both realistic to achieve the strategic development plans for job and wealth creation.

According to him, the development plan will improve education, healthcare delivery, agriculture, infrastructures and the development of rural areas where the resources abound unharnessed.”

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