Joe Abah Appointed to Governance Working Group for Federal Ministry in Nigeria

June 26, 2020

The Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget, and National Planning Ministry has appointed DAI’s Nigeria Country Director, Dr. Joe Abah, as a member of the Governance, Institutions, Administrations of Justice, Anti-Corruption and National Orientation Technical Working Group for the preparation of the Nigeria Medium-Term National Development Plan (MTNDP) 2021–2025 and the Nigeria Agenda 2050.

In 2009, the Federal Republic of Nigeria set some ambitious objectives—one was to become one of the top 20 economies in gross domestic product size—by 2020 the framework of initiatives to deliver this was called Nigeria Vision 20:2020. To bring the country out of a recession in 2016, a medium-term plan Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP 2017-2020) was developed to restore Nigeria’s economic growth.

The Nigeria vision 20:2020 and the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan will elapse in December and the Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget, and National Planning has convened teams of technical experts to lead the preparation of their successors: Nigeria Agenda 2050 and the Medium-Term National Development Plan (MTNDP) 2021–2025.

The Ministry has identified 26 thematic areas of the economy and based on this, Technical Working Groups have been established. Members of the working groups are technocrats from government, international development and the private sector, with demonstrable expertise and dedication to national development. Abah recently participated in the Virtual Inaugural Ceremony.

The groups have the mandate to prepare a robust and broad-based macroeconomic framework to facilitate the development of the Nigeria Agenda 2050 and Medium Term National Development Plan (MTNDP 2020-2025); improve on the initial work of technical staff of the Ministry; review assumptions, parameters, and forecasts for the previous macroeconomic frameworks for Medium Term Plans and Annual Budgets and; identify and employ suitable macroeconomic models for the Nigerian economy.

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