Ahmed said this on Monday in Abuja, at the 28th Nigerian Economic Summit (NES).
The Nigerian News Agency reports that the theme of the pis year issue is “2023 and beyond: priorities for shared prosperity.”
“We are in the second year of the NDP, 2021-2025 with the private sector at the helm.
“Though challenged on revenue, the government has upheld its pact statements in favor of ongoing critical infrastructure projects in the energy, highway, railway, agriculture, health and education sectors.
“This is with a view to strengthening the Nigerian economy after the COVID-19 pandemic,” he said.
The minister said that resources were being mobilized with less emphasis on oil revenues.
He said that funding for the 2021-2025 NDP would largely depend on domestic resource mobilization from non-oil revenue sources through the results of the Strategic Revenue Growth Initiative (SRGI) and the Fice Acts.
“This will further enhance and diversify government revenue and entrench fiscal prudence and value for money,” he said.
Ahmed said the theme of this year’s NES was carefully chosen to provide guidance for stakeholders to examine the progress the current government has made in delivering the NDP, 2021-2025.
He said that the Nigeria 2050 Agenda, which would be inaugurated soon, seeks to raise the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita of the country to 33,000 dollars.
He said the collaboration between the finance ministry and the group had provided the platform for regular dialogue and engagement with the private sector and other stakeholders.
Edited. eniola williams
Source Credit: NAN