Therefore the current reform programme is not the first in nigeria. National development plans in nigeria development planning in nigeria can be classified under three eras. Nigeria introduction this briefing note is organized into ten sections. It examined the problems of national development in nigeria, and carefully outlined the driving forces of development in some of the asia countries as models for nigerias development.
Oil was discovered in nigeria in 1956 at oloibiri in the niger delta after half a century of exploration. Problems of economic development in nigeria and solutions. Reflections on the national economic empowerment and development strategy needs 20032007 article pdf available may 2009 with 38,943 reads how we measure. Development strategy for nigeria moses akpobasah at a 2day nigeria meeting organized by the overseas development institute, london, 1617 june 2004 contact. Any training and development program that would not add value should be abandoned. Organizations should therefore make training and development of their employees a continuous activity. Housing development in nigeria humanitarian library. This training is different than application development training, as it does not focus on how to write an application or apply for funding. Mar 09, 2020 problems of economic development in nigeria and solutions. Conclusion this part should contain the action plans, risk plans, and work plans that would act as a safety net in case of stumbling blocks and pitfalls that may be encountered in the course of the business. It concludes that the bad state of social and physical infrastructure, massive unemployment, widespread poverty and insecurity of lives among others, which successive development plans were targeted at, point to the dismal performance of development. The first section presents information on the country coverage and methodology of the 2018 statistical update. Nigeria joined the ranks of oil producers in 1958 when its first oil field came on stream producing 5,100 bpd.
C p the federal republic of nigeria is the most populous country in africa, with an estimated 144. Industrial development and growth in nigeria brookings institution. The problem of development in nigeria does not resume from lack of competent personnel or the absence of adequate financial resources, rather. Nigerias third national development plan, 197580 institute of. Trends in development planning in nigeria covenant. Usaidnigeria country development cooperation strategy. The discovery was made by shellbp, at the time the sole concessionaire. Nigeria issued both a national hcwm and ipc policy in 20. The second national development plan 197074, attempted to address the limitations of the. Economic development in nigeria, although has been rocked back and forth by various political, sociocultural, financial and infrastructural setbacks, the economic development of a country like nigeria cant be said to have totally been where it used to be, or to have back tracked as some people insinuate. Nigerias government has sought the participation of a number of foreign actors in this effort, including the african development bank with germannigerian firm julius berger for the central trunk line, and, controversially, a new concession with general electric for the existing narrowgauge network. In developed countries, the goal of such plans could be to facilitate growth in the above mentioned spheres of life, while in developing countries.
Nigeria has had a relatively long experience in development planning beginning with the colonial development plan 195868. However, a major reform package that may be recalled was the structural adjustment programme. Section 5 discusses the arguments for development planning as a means to rationalize and strengthen development policies. Pdf since gaining independence in 1960, nigeria had explored four 5year development plans, one structural adjustment programme, two. Therefore, the analysis of various development plans in nigeria since independence becomes necessary. The paper also suggested some viable strategies needed to engender sustainable development in nigeria. It is an independent report commissioned by undp, nigeria. These plans have stressed the importance of manpower. The research will scrutinize the needs documents and other relevant.
Introduction the ultimate aim of every training and development program is to add value to human resource. Green sin ce 1950, the rise of african national movements and the attainment of independence has been paralleled by an equally rapid growth in the number and scope of national development plans. Nov 15, 2017 on tuesday, march 7 th, 2017, the federal government of nigeria released its economic recovery and growth plan ergp. The plan focuses on agricultural development as the engine of income expansion in the economy. Although it is africas largest economy, its most populous country and largest democracy, and a major oil exporter, nigeria must overcome daunting development challenges if it is to fulfill its significant potential. Instead of having a 5th development plan to cover the period 1986 90, nigeria adopted a policy plan, the structural adjustment programme sap which was. The problem of economic and social progress has been a major concern of many nations in both the developed and developing countries of the world. Nations development programme undp or its executive board.
When the word development comes to mind, you think of growth, change for the better, advancement, significant progress and such. Development planning in nigeria can be classified under three eras. Highlights of the nigerian livestock resources report david bourn. The nigerian government has aspired to achieve development through the use of various types of plans. The ideal government strives to achieve a favorable and commendable level of development so much so that its citizens appreciate the country they live in as well. National development plan of nigeria commonwealth governance. The main problem is that our citizens and leaders have always failed to make things right. Nigeria national development plan 19621968 english abstract. The report is an outcome of a survey on human development outcomes in the niger delta region under the leadership of a research institute led by people from the region.
It is worrisome that these development plans and visions have failed to achieve their. These are the era of fixed term planning 196285, the era of rolling plan 19901998, and the new democratic dispensation 1999 till date. Nigeria is now in a political mess, lots of killing, kidnapping and also. There was a crucial need for a definition of the size of the resource gap resulting from expected capital expenditures less available domestic resources and disbursements. Usaidnigeria country development cooperation strategy 20152020. National development planning in nigeria development plans have been accepted as a suitable strategy to address development challenges in nigeria. First national development plan 1962, the second national development plan 197074, third national development plan 197580, and fourth. Highlights of the nigerian livestock resources report david bourn background to the study the federal government of nigeria has long recognised the need for a wide ranging and objective assessment of livestock populations and systems covering the whole country. Development entails qualitative and quantitative increase in the capacity, skills, creativity and general material wellbeing of individuals. When designing a project, 90% of the work should go into project planning and development and only 10% in the writing of the application. This article is useful for policy makers, public office holders and researchers. Since independence, nigeria has embarked on series of national development plans and visions in her endless efforts to search for appropriate development strategy.
The states will develop annual operational plans that feed into the national cancer control plan. The development plans received financial boost in the mid 1970s. A post development perspective 1imoh imoh itah,2luke amadi 3 roger akpan 1 department of public administration, akwa ibom state university, obio akpa campus. Problems of nigeria development plan and possible solutions. In this post, we will look at the problems of nigeria development plan and possible solutions. The era of fixed medium term plan 19621985 witnessed four successful plans in nigeria. Several principles have driven the thinking and the development of this plan. Development planning as a longterm programme designed to effect some permanent structural changes in the economy is connected with the.
The project was designed by mourad belguedj, lead energy. The challenges facing, and the prospects for, african countries in reasserting the planning approach are discussed in section 6, while section 7 concludes the paper. Mediumterm development plans and national rolling plans were also developed and implemented with mixed results. Constitution and previous vision and plan documents, the ergp has three broad strategic. These plans were conceived and presented to nigerians as the foundation stones upon which future economic and social growth of nigeria will be based newswatch oct. My government is convinced that agriculture offers the best opportunities for improving livelihoods. Jan 14, 2016 national development plan and planning from 1968 till date. Nigeria national development plan 19621968 english. The plan, which is a medium term plan for 2017 to 2020, builds on the strategic implementation plan sip which was developed for the 2016 budget. The next five sections provide information about key indicators of human development including the human development index hdi, the. Nigeria national development plan 19621968 english the.1038 419 781 538 460 1476 1088 489 1487 373 865 420 751 1129 244 1154 394 557 1157 791 641 1211 1044 847 427 251 1028 1167 1177 1254 1385 323 1222 1014