THE ATIKU POLICY DOCUMENT: “My Convenant With Nigerians”
This document spells out #AtikuOkowa’s commitment to a 5-point development agenda that seeks to:
For Nigeria to work again, the leadership of #AtikuOkowa will reinvent Nigeria by reinvesting Nigeria in Nigerians.
#AtikuOkowa will restore Nigeria’s unity through equity, social justice as well as co-operation and consensus amongst our heterogeneous people.
#AtikuOkowa will establish a strong and eﬀective democratic government that guarantees the safety and security of life and property.
#AtikuOkowa will build a strong, resilient, and prosperous economy that creates jobs and wealth and lift the poor out of poverty.
#AtikuOkowa will promote a true federal system which will provide for a strong federal government to guarantee national unity while allowing the federating units to set their own priories.
#AtikuOkowa will improve and strengthen the education system to equip its recipients with the education and skills required to be competitive in the new global order which is driven by innovation, science, and technology and to lead healthy, productive, meaningful lives’.
Atiku’s plan for Nigeria is contained in a 5-point development agenda. The agenda when implemented will make Nigeria a better nation. #AtikuOkowa
#AtikuOkowa envisions a new Nigeria without crude oil in which Agriculture, Manufacturing and MSMEs shall be the growth drivers.
#AtikuOkowa will harness potentials of the new Digital Economy by establishing a Technology Support Programme (TSP) to support the tech and ICT sector to meet the demand of technology currently being met by foreign tech, especially in the area of software development.
In human capital development, #AtikuOkowa will ensure a country where people will live and work in a safe environment and guarantees the highest level of economic and social empowerment
#AtikuOkowa’s economic agenda will seek to alter the current trajectory of the Nigerian economy and Build a competitive, and resilient economy to remain the largest in Africa and 15 largest globally with a GDP per capita raised from the current levels of approximately US$2,000 to US$5,000 by 2030.
According to #AtikuOkowa’s plan, “We will invest to increase stock and improve the quality of infrastructure”
Our goal is to double our infrastructure stock to approximately 70% of GDP by 2030
“Our electricity target is put at 25,000MW, generated capacity mix of non-renewable energy and other thermal fuels including natural gas” #AtikuOkowa
Our oil refining infrastructure shall be prioritized investment to double refining capacity to two million barrels per day by 2027”. #AtikuOkowa
To achieve infrastructural reforms, #AtikuOkowa will establish an infrastructure Development Unit in the Presidency with a coordinating function and specific mandate to working with MDAs
#AtikuOkowa’s economic agenda is centered on 3 principles; Private Sector Leadership, Leveraging The Market In Price Setting, Break Govt Monopoly In KEY Sectors
According to @atiku, “We will support the private sector to provide critical leadership and drive growth and in return it provides funds, create jobs and wealth and lifts the poor from poverty” #AtikuOkowa
According to @atiku, “Market will be allowed to function in determining prices to eliminate persistent price distortions occasioned by current interventionist policy”. #AtikuOkowa
According to @atiku on how to break govt monopoly, “Private sectors will be encouraged to invest in sectors hitherto exclusively or predominantly government owned”.
Let’s remind Nigerians that @atiku is practical when it comes to digitalizing governance by introducing ‘e-governance’ to reducing people to people contact. #AtikuOkowa
Nigeria needs #AtikuOkowa for purposeful leadership
#AtikuOkowa’s leadership is to provide the appropriate political leadership to implement a robust development agenda and facilitate the realization of prosperity for all Nigerians
#AtikuOkowa’s vision is to foster a united, secure and prosperous Nigeria in which all citizens can live a happy, healthy and productive life
Atiku’s economic agenda has an over-arching objective of providing a more hospitable environment for businesses to thrive and create jobs and wealth for Nigerians #AtikuOkowa
According to Atiku Abubakar in his policy document,“ I believe the foundation of any government is rooted in a social contract. #AtikuOkowa
Are we better off today than we were 7 years ago? As right thinking Nigerians, The answer to the above question is a capital NO! #AtikuOkowa
The failure of leadership by the APC led govt is staring every Nigerian in the face as the country’s development challenges progressively worsen and assume frightening dimensions. #AtikuOkowa
With Atiku Abubakar, Nigeria will regain its leadership role in world affairs, reverse the economic meltdown, reinstate a sense of belonging for everyone, regain our peoples’ trust to protect their lives and property, and ensure sustained prosperity.
Nigeria’s unity has never been this threatened. Today, an increasing number of Nigerians openly challenge their allegiance to Nigeria’s corporate existence through violent agitations and misguided demands for ethno-regional autonomy because of wide spread feeling of marginalization and neglect. #AtikuOkowa
The level of insecurity in the country has reached a point where the functions of the state have been usurped by separatists, bandits, insurgents and terrorists. #AtikuOkowa will fix this.
As political campaign begins today, let’s remind Nigerians that the last 7 years have been the most daunting for us as a people in Nigeria. Increased Insecurity, unemployment, youth restiveness, inflation, hunger, poverty, economic downturn etc, have characterized Nigeria. #AtikuOkowa will #RescueNigeria
Despite her vast resources, Nigeria has remained one of the poorest and unequal countries in the world. Our economy is fragile and vulnerable. Job losses, eroding incomes and lack of citizens’ access to basic amenities have pushed more than 90 million people below the poverty line. #AtikuOkowa
Our public education system is ill-equipped and has consistently underperformed keeping millions of our children out of school and producing graduates with skills and competencies which are not aligned to the needs of our communities and our industries. #AtikuOkowa is coming to fix this.
“The Incessant industrial action by the Academic Staﬀ Union of Universities (ASUU) and other Unions of Educational institutions has undoubtedly aﬀected the quality of our workforce with far reaching consequences on the economy. I will address this once and for all”- Atiku Abubakar #AtikuOkowa
Nigeria has continued to operate a faulty, complex federal structure with a high degree of centralization at the center. The Federal Government has succeeded in accumulating many responsibilities which belong to the other [weaker] levels of government. The Federal government appropriates, along with these responsibilities, huge resources to the detriment of the states and local governments. #AtikuOkowa
As we begin campaigns today, another opportunity present itself for us to ensure the emergence of an experienced, courageous and result oriented leader to find a way through our country’s tough situation and make a positive difference. #AtikuOkowa
I believe the foundation of any government is rooted in a ‘social contract.’ Government emerges and ﬁnds legitimacy in the expectation that it shall work for the common good particularly to defend man’s inalienable rights to life, property, and dignity. #AtikuOkowa
On a youth inclusive government, @atiku, said, “I will like to work with young people. Young people are more agile, creative and conversant with contemporary opportunities and challenges” #AtikuOkowa
On Insecurity; “Nigeria has never been this overwhelmed by insecurity in all parts of the country. As the commander-in-chief, I will restructure all our security architecture, create reforms across board and reverse this ugly trend”. #AtikuOkowa
Sadly, we as a nation have reached a point where the functions of the State have been usurped by separatists, bandits, insurgents, and terrorists. When Atiku becomes President, such ugly trend will end. Atiku’s plan on the security of Nigeria is clear and practicable. #AtikuOkowa
Nigerians, Go #GetYourPVC Lets rescue Nigeria together with @atiku and @OfficialPDPNig because Only As One, We Can Get It Done. #OneNigeria #AtikuOkowa
The quality of leadership and governance in Nigeria has never been as poor as it is in the past seven years of the APC in charge. With @atiku, Nigeria will be set on the right path with qualitative leadership on one hand and good governance on the other hand. #AtikuOkowa
According to H.E @atiku Abubakar, “I do not see myself as a Hausa/Fulani man, I see myself as a Nigerian, we are too divided as a people”, “I will UNIFY this country”. #OneNigeria #AtikuOkowa
Nigeria must know that @atiku Abubakar remains the bridge between the past and the future for Nigeria #AtikuOkowa
Let’s remind Nigerians that Atiku Abubakar was the head of the economic team between 1999-2007 which transformed Nigeria into a digital economy and brought prosperity to Nigerians. #AtikuOkowa
Let’s remind Nigerians that Atiku Abubakar headed the economic team which led to the cancellation of our foreign debt by the Paris Club and made Nigeria a debt free Nation. #AtikuOkowa
On Economic Policy, Atiku said, “Our dream economy shall rescue and lift our people from poverty and narrow the income gaps”. #AtikuOkowa
Nigerians, I ask again; “Are We Better Off Today Than We Were 7 Years Ago”? Your guess is as good as mine. Since 2015, the poverty rate in Nigeria is doubtless, not just on the increase but skyrocketing. #AtikuOkowa
Since democracy in 1999, Nigeria’s unity has never been this threatened. Atiku will reverse this ugly reality. And as a detribalized Nigerian, He will unify this country. #AtikuOkowa
Today, an increasing number of Nigerian citizens openly challenge their allegiance to Nigeria’s corporate existence through violent agitations and misguided demands for ethno-regional autonomy because of widespread feelings of marginalization and neglect. Atiku will UNITE Nigerians. #AtikuOkowa
Atiku Abubakar On Corruption, “We shall not only fight corruption, but we shall build institutions and encourage a national culture of accountability, efficiency and transparency”. #AtikuOkowa
Atiku sees beyond mere political rhetorics, he is a master strategist #AtikuOkowa
With Atiku Abubakar, Nigeria and indeed Nigerians will be in safe hands and together we will halt this downward slide and redirect our collective resources to building a prosperous country #AtikuOkowa
On Education, Atiku said, “The public education system is ill-equipped and has consistently underperformed. Our poor education system is keeping millions of our children out of school and producing graduates with skills and competencies which are not aligned to the needs of our communities and our industries. This will be fixed” #AtikuOkowa
Nigeria is only a president away from being a super power #AtikuOkowa
Nigeria has continued to operate a faulty, complex federal structure with a high degree of centralization at the centre. With Atiku’s presidency, power will be devolved, so that the Government at the centre can function more efficiently. #AtikuOkowa
All aspect of our basic capital development have deteriorated since the past 7 years, Atiku will restore our lost glory as a nation. #AtikuOkowa
Atiku will unify Nigeria, provide security, Create Jobs, Revamp our Ailing Economy, Restore Youth Confidence and Engagement, and create a workable system for all Nigerians #AtikuOkowa
On International Politics, “Nigeria will regain its leadership role in world affairs, reverse the economic meltdown, reinstate a sense of belonging for everyone, regain our peoples’ trust to protect their lives and property, and ensure sustained prosperity. #AtikuOkowa
Nigeria needs a strong and capable leader in Atiku Abubakar for a purposeful governance #AtikuOkowa
Nigerians must know that Atiku Abubakar will provide jobs for the teeming youthful population of the country #AtikuOkowa
Atiku Abubakar will build a Nigeria where you can sleep with your two eyes closed, where ethnic diversity means strength, where there is religious tolerance, where reward for hard work reigns supreme, and a Nigeria that caters for the physically challenged and people with special needs. #AtikuOkowa
As head of Nigeria’s economic management team between 1999 and 2007, Atiku was instrumental to the design of a private sector revival strategy. He advocated the opening up of the economy for private sector investments in the IT sector. Today it is undeniably the fastest growing services sector in the Nigerian economy. #AtikuOkowa
#AtikuOkowa plan for Nigeria is a vision for a united, prosperous society in which all citizens are able to realize their full potentials in a secure and decent environment #AtikuOkowa
#AtikuOkowa plans to restore Nigeria’s unity through equity, social justice as well as co-operation and consensus amongst our heterogenous peoples.
#AtikuOkowa plans to establish a strong and effective democratic government that guarantees the safety and security of life and property.
Achieve respectable economic growth: Aspire to a growth performance above the average for sub-Sahara Africa.
Achieve diversiﬁcation: A diversiﬁed economy with strong linkages amongst key sectors notably oil and gas, agriculture, manufacturing and MSMEs to strengthen the productive base of the economy.
Expand the export base: Nigeria’s export basket shall consist of manufactures, processed agricultural goods, reﬁned petroleum, and gas products.
Build a New Economy: A knowledge-based economy in which a highly developed ICT sector, with wide application in commerce, education, health, and other areas of human endeavor, plays a signiﬁcant role.
Achieve inclusion: An economy that provides opportunities for jobs, generates incomes and lift the poor out of poverty.