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Highlights of Achievements, on the Seventh Anniversary of the Buhari Administration (May 2022)

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BUHARI ADMINISTRATION AT 7: SERVICE TO THE PEOPLE, NOTHING ELSE

Precisely seven years in the past, Muhammadu Buhari took the oath of workplace as President, promising to serve Nigeria faithfully in all spheres of nationwide life.

He concluded the primary 4 years, and Nigerians in a present of confidence massively renewed his time period for an additional 4 years, which lapses this time subsequent 12 months.

The seven years milestone presents a serious landmark and alternative to evaluate the service of President Buhari to the nation, and its folks. What are the highpoints when it comes to laws; what Payments have been signed into regulation, and what salutary impression have they made on the nation?

What are the strides in infrastructural growth; roads, bridges, rail, air and sea ports, housing, and plenty of others?

Oil and gasoline reforms? Digital financial system? Mines and metal growth? Agriculture? Schooling, Well being, Inventive Trade, Sports activities, and plenty of others?

And safety, sure, safety, regardless of the present challenges.

Right here’s a one-stop store of the achievements of the Muhammadu Buhari administration at 7.

Revisionists would need to have a look at safety challenges, that are being robustly tackled, alone. However we have a look at the complete gamut, and sincere and honest Nigerians will admit that quite a bit has been executed, and much more will nonetheless be executed within the 12 months forward.

Come alongside, and let’s collectively plumb the depths of the strides of the Buhari administration at 7. It’s service to the folks, and nothing else.

Femi Adesina

Particular Adviser to the President

(Media and Publicity)

Could 28, 2022

FACTSHEET

HIGHLIGHTS OF ACHIEVEMENTS, ON THE SEVENTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BUHARI ADMINISTRATION (MAY 2022)

LEGISLATIVE REFORM: BILLS SIGNED INTO LAW BY PRESIDENT BUHARI

Beneath President Buhari, Nigeria has seen probably the most bold legislative programme in its historical past. A number of landmark Payments have been handed or amended within the final seven years, together with the next:

– Electoral Act (Modification) Invoice, 2022

– Cash Laundering (Prevention and Prohibition) Invoice, 2022, which repeals the Cash Laundering (Prohibition) Act, 2011 as amended, and supplies a complete authorized and Institutional Framework for the prevention and prohibition of cash laundering in Nigeria, whereas additionally conferring on the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee, the authorized standing of the Particular Management Unit In opposition to Cash Laundering.

– Terrorism (Prevention and Prohibition) Invoice, 2022, which repeals the Terrorism (Prevention) Act, 2011 as amended in 2013, and supplies for the efficient implementation of worldwide devices on the prevention and combating of terrorism and suppression of the financing of terrorism.

– Proceeds of Crime (Restoration and Administration) Invoice, 2022, which makes complete provisions for the seizure, confiscation, forfeiture, and administration of properties derived from illegal exercise.

– Deep Offshore and Inland Basin Manufacturing Sharing Contracts Act, 1993 (Modification) Act, 2019, which can ship elevated revenues to the Federation.

– Asset Administration Company of Nigeria, AMCON (Modification) Acts of 2019 and 2021.

– Federal Competitors and Shopper Safety Fee (FCCPC) Invoice, the primary laws in Nigeria’s historical past targeted on curbing anti-competition practices; establishing the Federal Competitors and Shopper Safety Fee.

– Nigeria Centre for Illness Management (NCDC) Institution Act, 2018

– Mutual Help in Legal Issues Invoice, an Govt Invoice, signed into regulation in 2019. The Invoice facilitates the identification, tracing, freezing, restraining, restoration, forfeiture and confiscation of proceeds, property, and different instrumentalities of crime, in addition to the prosecution of offenders in prison circumstances no matter the place on this planet they may be.

– Act establishing the Police Belief Fund, which can considerably enhance funding for the Nigeria Police Pressure (2019).

– Nigeria Police Act, 2020 – the primary complete reform of Police laws because the Police Act of 1943.

– Repeal and Re-Enactment of the Corporations & Allied Issues Act (CAMA), 2020 – the primary complete reform since 1990.

– Not Too Younger to Run Invoice (2018) – a Structure Modification Invoice, to scale back the age of eligibility for operating for elective workplace in Nigeria.

– Nigerian Correctional Providers Invoice, 2019 – the primary complete reform of jail laws in shut to 5 a long time

– Suppression of Piracy and different Maritime Offences Invoice, 2019 – the primary anti-piracy laws in West Africa.

– A Invoice to grant monetary autonomy to States’ Homes of Meeting and States’ Judiciary (2018)

– Banks and Different Monetary Establishments Act (BOFIA) 2020 – Finance Act 2019 and 2020

– The Discrimination In opposition to Individuals with Disabilities (Prohibition) Act, 2018

EXECUTIVE ORDERS

President Buhari has pioneered the usage of Govt Orders by any authorities in Nigeria; the Buhari Administration has, since 2017, issued plenty of landmark Govt Orders:

– Presidential Govt Order on Promotion of Transparency and Effectivity within the Enterprise Surroundings (2017)

– Presidential Govt Order on Selling Native Procurement by Authorities Businesses (2017)

– Presidential Govt Order on Submission of Annual Budgetary Estimates by all Statutory and non-Statutory Businesses, together with Integrated Corporations wholly owned by the Federal Authorities of Nigeria (2017)

– Presidential Govt Order on the Voluntary Property and Revenue Declaration Scheme (2017)

– Presidential Govt Order on Planning and Execution of Initiatives, Promotion of Nigerian Content material in Contracts, Science, Engineering and Expertise (2018)

– Presidential Govt Order (and Modification) on the Voluntary Offshore Property Regularization Scheme (VOARS) (2018)

– Presidential Govt Order on Highway Infrastructure Growth and Refurbishment Funding Tax Credit score Scheme (2019)

– Presidential Govt Order 11 on Nationwide Public Buildings Upkeep (2022)

INFRASTRUCTURE

– As with legislative reform, Nigeria can also be seeing, below President Buhari’s watch, the most important and most bold federal infrastructure programme since Nigeria’s Independence.

– The Infrastructure Company of Nigeria (InfraCorp) was established by President Buhari in February 2021, with preliminary seed Capital of N1 Trillion, offered by the Central Financial institution of Nigeria (CBN), the Nigerian Sovereign Funding Authority (NSIA) and the Africa Finance Company (AFC). InfraCorp’s purpose is to “to catalyse and speed up funding into Nigeria’s infrastructure sector by originating, structuring, executing and managing end-to-end bankable initiatives in that house.”

– Along with the 1 trillion Naira fairness seed capital, InfraCorp is anticipated to mobilise as much as a further 14 trillion Naira of debt capital. Institution in 2020 of the Presidential Infrastructure Growth Fund (PIDF), with greater than $1 Billion in funding to date.

RAIL

– 156km Lagos-Ibadan Commonplace Gauge Rail accomplished and commissioned, inside a Nigerian-record-time of 4 years (2017 to 2021).

– 8.72km extension to Lagos-Ibadan Rail Line, to Lagos Port Advanced, accomplished in 2021.

– 186km Abuja-Kaduna Commonplace Gauge Rail Line, accomplished and commissioned in 2016.

– 327km Itakpe-Warri Commonplace Gauge Rail accomplished and commissioned in 2020, 33 years after building started.

– As a part of this challenge, there was the complete rehabilitation of the Railway Village, Agbor, in addition to building of a Railway Ancillary Amenities Yard, additionally in Agbor. In 2021 the Line commenced business freight haulage, transporting pipelines for the AKK Fuel Pipeline challenge.

– Graduation of the E-Ticketing concession course of for the Lagos-Ibadan and Warri-Itakpe Commonplace Gauge Rail Traces. The scope of the challenge is to Design, Finance, Construct, Function and Handle Safe Ticketing Resolution programs ({Hardware} and Software program) for the 2 strains.

– Completion of the E-Ticketing concession course of on Abuja-Kaduna Route in 2021, which elevated the month-to-month generated income from lower than N200 Million to N400 Million.

– Abuja Mild Rail accomplished in 2018.

– Building has commenced on Kaduna-Kano Commonplace Gauge Rail Line, following the ground-breaking by President Buhari in July 2021.

– Floor-breaking executed by President Buhari for building of 284km Kano-Maradi Commonplace Gauge Rail (with department line to Dutse), preliminary works began 2021.

– Floor-breaking executed by President Buhari for full revamp of Port Harcourt–Maiduguri Slim Gauge Rail. Work has kicked off in 2022.

– 377 Wagons, 64 Coaches, and 21 Locomotives (together with DMUs) bought for the Commonplace Gauge community, between 2016 and 2021.

– Jobs, Coaching and Capability Constructing: Greater than 11,000 new jobs created from the on-going rail modernization initiatives within the nation. Greater than 100 certified younger Nigerians awarded full worldwide scholarships for undergraduate/graduate programs in rail engineering and transport in China, from 2018. As well as, dozens of Nigerian Engineers have been skilled as a part of the railway modernization initiatives.

– Institution of a brand new Transportation College in Daura, Katsina State, and institution of a brand new Rail Wagon Meeting Plant in Kajola, Ogun State – each nearing completion of building.

– Three thousand tons of cement are transported month-to-month by means of prepare freight service from Lagos to Kano.

ROADS

– Presidential Infrastructure Growth Fund (PIDF), investing over a billion {dollars} in three flagship initiatives: Lagos-Ibadan Expressway (for completion in 2022), Second Niger Bridge (for completion in 2022), Abuja-Kaduna-Zaria-Kano Expressway (first part for completion in 2023).

– Issued by President Buhari on January 25, 2019, Govt Order #7 of 2019, on the Highway Infrastructure Growth and Refurbishment Funding Tax Credit score Scheme, permits firms which are keen and in a position to spend their very own funds on developing important roads, to recuperate their building prices by paying decreased taxes, over a time frame, and in a clear method.

– To date, greater than a trillion Naira has been mobilised by means of Govt Order 7, for highway initiatives throughout all six geopolitical zones of the nation, like Bodo-Bonny in Rivers and Apapa-Oshodi-Oworonshoki-Ojota in Lagos.

– Freeway Growth and Administration Initiative (HDMI), a public-private partnership program to mobilise, in its first Part, over a Trillion Naira in non-public funding into the event and upkeep of 12 Roads, amounting to 1,963km in size.

– Greater than 600 billion Naira value of Sukuk Bonds raised since 2017 for greater than 40 important highway initiatives throughout all six geopolitical zones. Between November 25 and December 13, 2021, the Federal Authorities handed over to benefiting communities 941 km of accomplished Sukuk highway initiatives connecting 10 states in 5 geo-political zones of the nation.

AIR AND SEA PORTS

– Completion of New Terminals for Worldwide Airports in Lagos, Abuja, Kano and Port Harcourt

– Building accomplished on New Runways for the Abuja and Enugu Worldwide Airports. The Abuja Worldwide AirportRunway was reconstructed in 2017, for the primary time because the Airport was constructed within the early Nineteen Eighties. In 2019 President Buhari permitted a particular fund of 10 Billion Naira for the reconstruction of the Enugu Airport Runway; it was accomplished and reopened in August 2020).

– Presidential approval for 4 Worldwide Airports as Particular Financial Zones: Lagos, Kano, Abuja and Port Harcourt.

– President Buhari permitted funds for the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) to construct a world-class Flight Security Laboratory (FSL) in Abuja, and prepare personnel to run it. Now Nigeria now not has to ship plane Cockpit Voice Recorders and Flight Knowledge Recorders (“Black Field”) overseas for downloading and evaluation.

– The Nigeria Faculty of Aviation Expertise (NCAT) in Zaria, has undergone a metamorphosis below President Buhari:  A brand new Boeing 737 Full Flight Simulator has been put in within the Faculty, in addition to a fully-automated Hearth and Smoke Plane Coaching Simulator. Previous to the set up of the Hearth and Smoke Simulator, Nigeria was sending personnel to Cameroon for the related coaching.

– NCAT has additionally acquired 7 model new Coaching Planes (1 multi-engine and 6 single-engine) that use Jet A1 gasoline; to exchange the outdated coaching planes that have been costly to keep up.

– The Nigerian Meteorological Company (NIMET) in July 2017 acquired the ISO 9001:2015 certification (re-certified in August 2020) for aeronautical meteorological providers supply, making Nigeria the first-ever African nation to realize this feat.

– Important infrastructural upgrades at numerous Airports nationwide: Cat-3 ILS/DME (ILS = Instrument Touchdown System; DME = Distance Measuring Gear) put in in Lagos and Abuja Airports in 2019 — which permits planes to land in zero visibility. Set up in progress in 3 extra Airports

– Cat-2 ILS/DME put in in 10 airports across the nation, one other 4 in progress Doppler Omni-directional Vary (DVOR) / DME put in in 8 airports o Air Site visitors Management (ATC) Cellular Towers put in in Lagos and Abuja Airports. Ow Degree Windshear Alert System (LLWAS) put in in additional than a dozen airports (the Sosoliso Crash of 2005 and ADC Crash of 2006 have been reportedly attributable to the absence of that tools).

– The procurement processes for the institution of an Aviation Leasing Firm in Nigeria, a Upkeep, Restore and Overhaul (MRO) Centre, and the event of Aerotropolis (Airport Cities) in Lagos and Abuja are all ongoing, for completion in 2022, in accordance with the challenge timelines.

– Lekki Deep Sea Port – the primary new Sea Port in Nigeria in a long time – now greater than 90 p.c accomplished.

– Floor-breaking executed for Bonny Deep Sea Port in March 2021

– Commissioning of Kaduna Inland Dry Port in 2018.

Building of Kano and Katsina Inland Dry Ports ongoing, for completion in 2022.

– Commissioning of the ‘Deep Blue’ Maritime Safety Undertaking, accomplished in 2021. The challenge consists of 17 Particular Mission Vessels, 2 Particular Mission Plane, and three Helicopters.

– Launch of a brand new Cabotage Compliance Technique, in 2019, by the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Security Company (NIMASA), to implement the implementation of the Cabotage Act.

– Introduction of Digital Name-up system by the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), to considerably tackle the challenges of site visitors gridlock attributable to the Lagos Ports, utilizing expertise.

– Designation of the Lilypond Container Terminal in Ijora, Lagos as a specialised processing and dealing with facility for the export of locally-made agricultural and completed items.

– Graduation of indigenous survey and charting of Nigeria’s offshore waters, by the Nigerian Navy’s new Hydrographic Survey Vessel, NNS LANA.

– Cupboard approval for award of 30-year Concession of Onitsha River Port, below a Rehabilitate, Function and Switch (ROT) association, February in 2022.

Growth of capability on the Japanese Ports:

– Discount of Tariff (10% Rebate) on Harbour Dues for vessels calling on the Japanese Ports, as a part of incentives to encourage vessel site visitors to the Japanese Ports.

– In December 2017, Calabar Port commenced export of bulk cement to Tema Port in Ghana

– In 2019, 3 container ships berthed at Calabar Port, for the primary time in eleven years

– Dredging of Warri Port (Escravos Bar—Warri Port channel) accomplished in 2018

– On October 30, 2019, an LPG Tanker operated by NLNG, berthed in Port Harcourt – the primary time ever an LPG ship berthed in any of the Japanese Ports

– On December 8, 2019, Onne Port acquired JPO VOLANS (owned by Maersk), the FIRST gearless and largest container vessel (265.07 metres) to name at any Japanese Port in Nigeria.

– On August 1, 2019, Onne Port’s Brawal Terminal acquired MSC GRACE, its first container vessel since 2012.

– In March 2021, the export of seven,000 metric tonnes of cocoa by means of Calabar Port to the USA, for the primary time in about 14 years.

– The 2 largest containerships to ever berth at any Nigerian port, have been in Onne, within the final 3 years: Maersk Stadelhorn, 300m lengthy & 48m extensive, on August 15, 2020, and Girl Jane on April 13, 2022. 294.5m lengthy and 32.3m extensive.

POWER

– An incremental 4,000MW+ of energy producing property will likely be accomplished through the lifetime of the Buhari Administration, together with the Zungeru Hydro, Kashimbila Hydro, Afam III Quick Energy, Kudenda Kaduna Energy Plant, the Okpai Part 2 Plant, the Dangote Refinery Energy Plant, and others.

– Energizing Schooling Programme: Taking clear and dependable vitality (Photo voltaic and Fuel) to Federal Universities and Instructing Hospitals throughout the nation. 4 Universities accomplished and commissioned already: BUK (Kano), FUNAI (Ebonyi), ATBU (Bauchi) and FUPRE (Delta); others ongoing.

– Energizing Economies Programme: Taking clear and dependable vitality (Photo voltaic and Fuel) to markets throughout the nation.

Accomplished initiatives embrace Sabon-Gari Market in Kano, Ariaria Market in Aba, and Sura Purchasing Advanced in Lagos.

– Energizing Agriculture Programme, launched in Could 2022, to catalyze financial growth and enhance rural livelihoods in Nigeria by means of exploring the nexus between mini-grids and agricultural productiveness.

– Nationwide Mass Metering Programme: Nationwide rollout of electrical energy meters to all on-grid shoppers, launched in August 2020. The Central Financial institution of Nigeria is offering 200 billion Naira for this, and to date, multiple million meters have been rolled out, within the first part. This primary part generated greater than 10,000 new jobs in meter set up and meeting.

– Photo voltaic Energy Naija (SPN): Launched in April 2021 to ship 5 million off-grid photo voltaic connections, impacting greater than 20 million Nigerians, and financed by means of Central Financial institution of Nigeria loans, in addition to by means of partnerships with NDPHC, NNPC and the NSIA. This system is anticipated to generate a further N7 billion improve in tax revenues every year and $10 million in annual import substitution.

–  Beneath Photo voltaic Energy Naija and NDPHC’s partnership, ASolar is rolling out 100,000 Photo voltaic Dwelling Techniques throughout the nation, whereas the NSIA (partnering below SPN) has introduced a N10 billion fund for builders, concentrating on greater than 250,000 photo voltaic connections.

–  In Could 2021, the Rural Electrification Company (REA) introduced the deliberate deployment of solar-powered grids to 200 Major Well being Centres (PHC) and 104 Unity Colleges nationwide.

– Nigeria Electrification Undertaking (NEP) is a $550 million programme being carried out by the Federal Authorities of Nigeria in partnership with the World Financial institution and African Growth Financial institution. NEP is a mix of subsidies, direct contracts and technical help to assist Electrification throughout Nigeria.

 NEP has to date deployed greater than 20,000 Standalone Photo voltaic Techniques (SHS), in addition to Photo voltaic Hybrid Mini-grids in additional than 250 areas throughout the nation.

–  The Rural Electrification Fund (REF), created by the Electrical energy Energy Sector Reform Act of 2005, was operationalized by the Buhari Administration in 2016. Since 2016, the REF below REA has executed greater than N4 billion in initiatives, with greater than N5 billions of Off-Grid (primarily Photo voltaic) initiatives slated to be executed throughout Nigeria in 2022.

SPECIAL GRID INTERVENTIONS

–  Federal Authorities has many key grid initiatives with greater than N125.2 billion budgeted between 2015 to 2021 for TCN, and Growth Finance Funding by means of the likes of World Financial institution, AFDB, AFD, JICA and others of as much as $1.7 billion.

 The Central Financial institution of Nigeria can also be funding $250 million for the rehabilitation of important interfaces between Transmission and Distribution to extend and stabilize energy supply.

  Moreover, by means of the Presidential Energy Initiative (PPI), aka Siemens Energy Program, a further $2.0 billion or extra will likely be invested within the Transmission Grid.: PPI is a Authorities-to-Authorities initiative involving the Governments of Nigeria and Germany, and Siemens AG of Germany, to improve and modernize Nigeria’s electrical energy grid.

 The Contract for the pre-engineering part of the Presidential Energy Initiative (PPI) was signed in February 2021, following the 2020 approval for the fee of FGN’s counterpart funding for that part, whereas the primary set of apparatus contract awards have been made in December 2021, comprising 10 Mobitra Transformers and 10 Substations. In all of the PPI will embody as many as 127 particular person Transmission and Distribution initiatives (Brownfield and Greenfield).

 There are, as of Q1 2022, 135 ongoing initiatives for transmission strains, substations and different related grid infrastructure. TCN has accomplished 30 key Substation Initiatives and 12 necessary Transmission Traces.

 A number of the important grid interventions throughout the NESI embrace the resuscitation of the second Egbin-Ajah Transmission Line and the not too long ago commissioned NDPHC Lafia 2X150 MVA & 2X60 /132/33/330 KV Transmission Substation (below NIPP). Different ongoing interventions embrace 330kV Quad Traces in Alaoji to Onitsha, Delta Energy Station to Benin in addition to the Kano to Katsina 330kV line (respectively).

–  The $200 million Lagos/Ogun Transmission Infrastructure Undertaking, financed by JICA. It entails the development of about 200 km of high-voltage transmission strains and plenty of excessive voltage substations, benefiting a number of communities within the two States.

  By a particular CBN intervention for TransmissionDistribution interfaces, contracts have been awarded for greater than 30 Substation Rehabilitations and 1,570MVA transformer capability upgrades, with 34 important transformers to be put in or changed.

– On a Coverage degree, the Nigerian Electrical energy Regulatory Fee (NERC) has rolled out numerous insurance policies starting from a Tariff-Capping Regulation for un-metered prospects, to the Eligible Buyer Laws, to the introduction of a Service-based Tariff Regime and CBN oversight of Disco

Financial institution accounts (which has helped enhance fee self-discipline by Discos).

HOUSING

– The Federal Authorities, by means of the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, has accomplished or is finishing housing initiatives in 34 States of Nigeria, below the Nationwide Housing Programme, with the assist of the State Governors who offered the land. So excess of 5,000 homes are at numerous phases of completion, and hundreds extra are deliberate.

– The Household Houses Fund Restricted (FHFL), included by the Federal Authorities of Nigeria in September 2016, is the implementing company for the Buhari Administration’s Nationwide Social Housing scheme.

– The Fund has now accomplished greater than 13,000 houses throughout 9 States, with one other 20,000 commencing constructing works in 2022. Within the course of these housing developments have created greater than 64,000 direct and oblique jobs.

DIGITAL ECONOMY

– Extension of the Nigerian Funding Promotion Fee (NIPC) ‘Pioneer Standing’ to e-Commerce and software program growth firms.

– Stipulation of N145 per linear meter cap on Freeway Proper of Method (RoW) for fibre optic cabling, to incentivize funding in rollout.

– Launch of latest nationwide 5G coverage in 2021, and profitable licensing of two non-public firms to rollout 5G nationally. Nigeria’s 5G rollout will begin in August 2022.

– Institution of latest Nationwide Knowledge Safety Bureau, which is anticipated to develop “main laws for information safety and privateness.”

– Launch of latest “Nationwide Digital Economic system Coverage and Technique”, by President Buhari in 2019.

– Drafting of the Nigeria Startup Invoice (NSB), and submission of the draft Invoice to the Nationwide Meeting for consideration and passage into regulation.

– Institution, in 2021, of a Nationwide Centre for Synthetic Intelligence and Robotics (NCAIR).

– Ongoing implementation, beginning 2021, of the Nationwide Data and Communication Expertise Infrastructure Spine Part 2 (NICTIB-2) Undertaking. The purpose of NICTIB is to rollout a nationwide fibre infrastructure community.

– Ongoing building of a Tier-4 Knowledge Heart in Kano, to affix current infrastructure in Abuja (Tier-3 Knowledge Heart) and Enugu (A Catastrophe Restoration Web site). The Kano Knowledge Heart is anticipated to be accomplished in 2022.

OIL AND GAS

– President Buhari’s assent to the Petroleum Trade Act on August 16, 2021 broke a two-decades-old jinx and is setting the stage for the unprecedented transformation of Nigeria’s oil and gasoline sector.

  • Beneath the brand new Act, the NNPC has reworked right into a Restricted Legal responsibility Firm which will likely be formally unveiled by the President in July 2022.
  • The regulatory framework for the sector has additionally modified, with the institution of (a) the Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Fee (NUPRC), and (b) the Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority (NMDPRA), which merged the hitherto-existing Petroleum Merchandise Pricing Regulatory Company (PPPRA), Petroleum Equalization Fund (Administration) Board(PEFMB), and the Midstream and Downstream Divisions of the Division of Petroleum Assets (DPR).

– Historic Signing Ceremony, in Could 2021, of the Execution of Oil Mining Lease (OML) 118 Agreements between NNPC Restricted and its Contractor Companions: Shell, Exxon Mobil, TOTAL and NAOC. These Agreements settled long-standing disputes that stalled growth, and can unlock greater than $10 billion of latest deep-water funding in Nigeria.

The Buhari Administration has declared this decade the “Decade of Fuel.”

– Building ongoing on the 614km Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano Fuel Undertaking, the biggest home gasoline challenge within the nation.

– US$45 million financing secured from the Islamic Growth Financial institution, for the Entrance-Finish Engineering Design (FEED) Examine for the Nigeria–Morocco Fuel Pipeline (NMGP) challenge. The Settlement for the Pipeline challenge was signed by the 2 nations throughout President Buhari’s State Go to to Morocco in June 2018. When accomplished it is going to be the longest offshore pipeline on this planet, and the second longest pipeline on this planet, operating throughout 13 nations, 11 of them in West Africa.

– Profitable completion of Nigeria’s first Marginal Discipline Bid Spherical in nearly 20 years, anticipated to boost in extra of half a billion {dollars}, and open up a brand new vista of funding in oil and gasoline.

– Launch of Nationwide LPG Growth Programme (together with Elimination of VAT from the home pricing of LPG)

– Monetary shut and signing of contract for NLNG Prepare 7, which can develop Nigeria’s LNG manufacturing capability by 35% – Nigeria and Morocco in 2021 signed an settlement to develop a US$1.4 billion multipurpose industrial platform (Ammonia and Di-Ammonium Phosphate manufacturing vegetation) that can make the most of Nigerian gasoline and Moroccan phosphate to supply 750,000 tons of ammonia and 1 million tons of phosphate fertilizers yearly by 2025. It is going to be positioned in Ikot-Abasi, Akwa-Ibom State.

– Commissioning, in December 2020, of the brand new NPDC Built-in Fuel Dealing with Facility in Edo State, the biggest onshore LPG plant within the nation, with a processing capability of 100 million customary cubic ft of gasoline every day, producing 330 tonnes of LPG, 345 tonnes of propane and a pair of,600 barrels of condensate, every day.

– Institution of a $350m Nigerian Content material Intervention Fund, to finance manufacturing, contracts and property within the oil and gasoline trade

– The NNPC Restricted’s Nationwide Petroleum Funding Administration Providers (NAPIMS) turned, in 2022, the primary Authorities group in West and North Africa to obtain the ISO 22301:2019 Certification for Enterprise Continuity Administration from RINA.

FINANCING AND INVESTMENT

– Afreximbank introduced in January 2022 that it’ll help NNPC Restricted to boost $5 billion financing to assist investments in Nigeria’s upstream trade, and facilitate expanded vitality provide. Afrexim additionally disclosed plans to underwrite $1 billion of the entire deliberate debt.

– Ultimate Funding Choice in January 2021 on a ten,000 tonnes per day methanol plant and a 500 million customary cubic ft per day gasoline processing plant, being promoted by the NNPC Restricted and the Nigerian Content material Growth and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), in partnership with the non-public sector. The plant is now below building in Odeama, Brass, Bayelsa State.

– The ANOH gasoline processing plant, with a processing capability of 300 million customary cubic ft of gasoline, in Imo State. It’s a Joint Enterprise between Seplat Petroleum Growth Firm and the Nigerian Fuel Firm, an entirely owned subsidiary of Nigerian Nationwide Petroleum Company (NNPC). It additionally has the potential to ship 1,200MW of energy when accomplished.

– Complete Rehabilitation of the Port Harcourt Refinery (PHRC). Signal-off Ceremony of Engineering, Procurement & Building (EPC) Contract held in April 2021, marking the graduation of website handover and full mobilization to website.

– Coverage, Regulatory and Funding Help for the institution of Modular Refineries throughout the Niger Delta. When the Administration took workplace in 2015 Nigeria had just one functioning Modular Refinery. Right now there are not any fewer than six ongoing brownfield and greenfield Modular Refinery Initiatives throughout the Niger Delta. In 2020 President Buhari commissioned the primary part of the Waltersmith Modular Refinery, in Imo State, and broke floor on Part 2, which can add 20,000bpd processing capability.

– The Nigerian Nationwide Petroleum Company (NNPC), Tuesday, December 21, 2021, handed over a symbolic cheque of N621.24 Billion for the rehabilitation of 21 important roads (totalling 1,800km) throughout the nation, by means of the Highway Infrastructure Tax Credit score Scheme below the Govt Order 7 signed by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019. Be aware that this doesn’t imply that NNPC has gone into the enterprise of developing roads; as an alternative it’s financing the development of roads, by means of its tax liabilities.

– Launch of the Nigerian Upstream Price Optimization Programme (NUCOP), to scale back working bills by means of course of enhancement and trade collaboration. The general goal is to realize a $10 or much less per barrel manufacturing price.

SOLID MINERALS

– Approval, in 2020, of a brand new nationwide coverage on native manufacturing of bitumen. In April 2022, the Federal Authorities introduced the collection of PwC as Transaction Adviser for the concession course of for Nigeria’s bitumen blocks. (Nigeria has one of many largest bitumen reserves on this planet, largely undeveloped).

– The Presidential Artisanal Gold Mining Growth Initiative (PAGMI) is a Buhari Administration scheme to enumerate (deploying BVN and NIN information), set up/formalize, ‘ability’, equip, and finance (by guaranteeing offtake—with honest pricing) artisanal gold miners in Nigeria.

– Building accomplished on the primary part of the Segilola Gold Undertaking, Nigeria’s first large-scale business gold mine, and most superior gold exploration challenge (additionally at the moment the biggest outlined gold deposit within the nation). The non-public sector challenge, constructed through the pandemic, started exporting gold in late 2021.

– In Kaduna, a $600 million built-in iron ore mining, processing and metal manufacturing firm is being accomplished, in Gujeni, Kagarko LGA of the State – an entirely non-public sector funding.

– Licensing by the Federal Authorities of three firms to construct the primary set of gold refineries in Nigeria.

– In 2020, the Central Financial institution of Nigeria (CBN) added Nigerian gold to its reserves for the primary time.

– The Ministry of Mines and Metal Growth has achieved:

  • The full automation and decentralization of the operations of the Mining Cadastre Workplace (MCO)
  • Revitalized the Presidential Joint Job Pressure on Mines Surveillance
  • Enhanced the working capability of the Nationwide Geosciences Analysis Laboratories (NGRL) in Kaduna, in order that samples now not must be despatched overseas for processing
  • Operationalization of the Stable Minerals Growth Fund (SMDF)
  • Established, in 2018, the Nationwide Council on Mining and Mineral Assets Growth, bringing the Federal and State Governments collectively.
  • Reactivated the State Mineral Assets and Environmental Administration Committees (MIREMCO)

– Ongoing growth of the next Mining-related clusters within the 6 geopolitical zones of Nigeria, as a part of the Federal Ministry of Mines and Metal Growth’s Covid-19 financial intervention programme:

  • Gold Souk in Kano
  • Kaolin-processing plant in Bauchi
  • Gemstone market in Ibadan
  • Lead-smelting plant in Ebonyi
  • Barite-processing plant in Cross River
  • Gold-smelting plant in Kogi 

AGRICULTURE

– Anchor Debtors Program (ABP): The Anchor Debtors Programme (ABP) of the Central Financial institution of Nigeria, launched by President Muhammadu Buhari on November 17, 2015, has disbursed greater than 800 billion Naira to greater than 4 million smallholder farmers of 23 completely different commodities (together with Rice, Wheat, Maize, Cotton, Cassava, Poultry, Soybeans, 27 Groundnut, Fish), cultivating over 5 million hectares of farmland.

– Presidential Fertilizer Initiative (PFI): Launched as a government-to-government partnership between the Nigerian and Moroccan Governments, in December 2016, the Presidential Fertilizer Initiative (PFI) produced 30 million 50kg luggage of NPK 20:10:10 equal in 2020, bringing whole manufacturing since inception to over 60 million 50kg luggage equal; and variety of taking part mixing vegetation elevated to 62 from the 4 that have been operational in Nigeria on the inception of the initiative.

– Particular-Agro Industrial Processing Zones (SAPZ) Programme: A half-a-billion-dollar partnership between the FGN, AfDB Group, IsDB, and IFAD. Beneath the SAPZ programme, Agro-processing centres will likely be established throughout the nation. The Agro-processing centres will likely be supplied with fundamental infrastructure reminiscent of water, electrical energy and roads in addition to amenities for expertise coaching. Seven (7) States and the FCT chosen for the pilot part, resulting from begin in 2022: Ogun, Oyo, Imo, Cross River, Kano, Kaduna, and Kwara.

– The Nationwide Agricultural Land Growth Authority (NALDA) is establishing Built-in Farm Estates throughout Nigeria. To date, new/revived Farm Estates have been commissioned in Katsina, Yobe and Imo, and others are below growth.

  • President Buhari has directed NALDA to determine these Built-in Farm Estates/Settlements in every of the 109 Senatorial Districts within the nation.
  • NALDA was initially established in 1992, however has been dormant since round 2000, till final 12 months when President Buhari revived it, appointed a brand new Govt Secretary & CEO (June 2020), and directed that the Authority be domiciled within the Presidency for direct supervision by him.
  • An Built-in Farm Property is designed to suit the actual context of its host neighborhood i.e., domesticate crops and/or livestock peculiar to the neighborhood.
  • NALDA has additionally launched the Nationwide Younger Farmers Scheme (NYFS), to have interaction 1,000 youths in every of the 774 LGAs, in mechanized agriculture.
  • Additionally, below the NYFS, NALDA is sending, within the first part, 200 younger Nigerian farmers, from the 36 States, to Israel and Morocco, for coaching in greenhouse farming and animal husbandry. The beneficiaries will, upon completion of their coaching and return to Nigeria, be tasked with the coaching of different younger folks, on NALDA’s Built-in Farm Estates of their numerous areas.

 AGRICULTURE FOR FOOD AND JOBS PROGRAMME (AFAJ):

  • Beneath this programme, a part of the Financial Sustainability Plan (a stimulus response to the Covid-19 pandemic), the Federal Authorities skilled and deployed over 34,000 younger graduates, throughout all 774 LGAs of the nation. Every particular person was given a locally-developed app on smartphones and e-Pill, to digitally register farmers and map out their farm GIS coordinates.
  • These individuals helped register and map about 6 million small-holder farmers to their farmlands. The database allowed the disbursement of money grants to help over one million farmers buy fertilizers within the 2021 Moist Season.
  • On the again of this small-holder farmers database, the Federal Authorities has rolled out a monetary inclusion scheme to supply financial institution accounts and BVNs to those farmers.

– NATIONAL LIVESTOCK TRANSFORMATION PROGRAMME (NLTP):

  • The Nationwide Livestock Transformation Plan (NLTP) is an initiative of the Nigerian Authorities designed to Modernise pastoral agriculture and livestock manufacturing in Nigeria, by means of the institution of ranches, and to ship an enduring resolution to recurring clashes between pastoralists and crop farmers.
  • By addressing the useful resource (land, water and pasture) constraints on the coronary heart of the conflicts by means of this intervention, the Authorities expects to see a state of affairs the place each livestock pastoralists and crop farmers contribute amicably to the nation’s agriculture sector.
  • NLTP will create jobs, increase home technical capability, improve agricultural output (milk and meat yields of native cattle breeds) and really importantly engender peace and safety throughout the nation.
  • NLTP entails, in its pilot part, the event of pilot mannequin ranches throughout grazing reserves in States, the place the deployment of requisite infrastructure (grazing areas, pasture manufacturing, milk assortment, admin space, water sources, and many others) and the coaching of pastoralist and crop farmer households will happen.


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