Economic Growth

GOALS & OBJECTIVES

 

  • To stimulate primary production to enhance the competitiveness of Nigeria’s real sector.

 

  • To significantly increase production of processed and manufactured goods for export.

 

  • To stimulate domestic and foreign trade in value-adding goods and services.

 

  • To strengthen linkages between key sectors of the economy.

 

FUNCTIONS

 

  • Fostering sustainable national development by providing professional insights through the conduct of extensive research and development of suitable programmes and policies that will stimulate sectoral growth and development.

 

  • Preparation of quarterly advisory bulletin and quarterly policy advisory paper.

 

  • Enhance the quality of inputs, policy and programmes of the sectors through the use of planning tools to enhance analysis and research.

 

  • Provision of high quality inputs through data gathering, studies, research and use of graphical and statistical analytical tools.

 

AGRICULTURE, WATER RESOURCES, CULTURE & TOURISM

 

Conduct research and analysis of global and sector performance and trends towards identifying policy direction and setting realistic objectives in Agriculture, Water Resources and Tourism sectors.

 

Coordinate the conduct of studies on innovations in Agriculture, Water Resources and Tourism sectors.

 

Review and agree on sector objectives and priorities based on empirical facts in Agriculture, Water Resources and Tourism sectors.

 

Collaborate with Agriculture, Water Resources, Culture & Tourism MDAs to obtain necessary data and information.

 

Develop sector plans in Agriculture, Water Resources, Culture and Tourism sectors.

Identify annual programme of activities and prepare the units’ annual budget.

 

Coordinate sectoral inputs for monitoring and evaluation, as well as articulation of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for MDAs in the sectors.

 

Any other duties as would be delegated by the Management.

 

OIL, GAS & SOLID MINERALS

 

  • Coordinate activities in the petroleum exploration and exploitation sector, gas resources as well as up-stream and down-stream activities in the extractive industry.

 

  • Develop short, medium and long term plans and review as appropriate in the oil & gas and mines & steel development.

 

  • Coordinate value chain activities as they affect stakeholders in the productive sector.

 

  • Coordinate the activities related to data and information gathering with NBS and the MDAs in the sector.

 

  • Coordinate sectoral inputs for monitoring and evaluation, as well as articulation of Key Performance Indicators (KPI)`s for MDAs in the extractive industry sector.

 

  • Relate with the Organized Private Sector (OPS) in actualizing the goals and targets set for the extractive industry in the 1st NIP of the NV20:2020.

 

  • Appraise all developmental programmes in the sector and work with development partners to actualize the goals and targets in the vision document.

 

  • Identify annual programmes of activities and prepare the unit’s annual budget.

 

  • Relates and guide relevant MDAs to actualize targets set in the 1st NIP of NV20:2020.

 

  • Any other duty as would be delegated by the Management.

 

TRADE & INVESTMENT, SME & FINANCIAL SERVICES

 

  • Gather and analyze relevant data on national and global performance and trends in the SMEs, Trade & Investment and Financial Services sectors.

 

  • Identify emerging innovations in the SMEs, Trade & Investment and Financial Services sectors and assess their implications for Nigeria.

 

  • Develop objectives for the SMEs, Trade & Investment and Financial Services sectors as deduced from studies and relevant data.

 

  • Provide relevant inputs for the development of the SMEs, Trade & Investment and Financial Services sector plans.]

 

  • Compile priority programmes and projects for the SMEs, Trade & Investment and Financial Services sectors and aggregate their costs.

 

  • Develop presentations and speeches concerning the SMEs, Trade & Investment and Financial Services sectors.

 

  • Coordinate sectoral inputs for monitoring and evaluation, as well as articulation of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for MDAs in the sectors.

 

  • Any other duty as would be delegated by the Management.

 

SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY & TELECOMMUNICATIONS

 

  • Develop Institutional Framework for the policy implementation of relevant Ministries and agencies under the purview of the Unit.

 

  • Liaise, co-ordinate, collaborate and monitor programmes/projects of activities of relevant MDAs to ensure that they are in line with the Nigeria Vision 20:2020.

 

  • Collaborate with relevant MDAs and/or obtain necessary data and information as well as develop Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and ensure that the score cards are being completed in accordance with the set guidelines.

 

  • Participate effectively in developing sector plans, as well as review and agree on the existing sector objectives and priorities based on empirical facts.
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  • Gather and analyze relevant data from MDAs for effective planning.

 

  • Monitor trends, performance and activities in the sector through collection, collation and analysis of relevant data.

 

  • Participate and represent the Commission at various meetings, workshops and seminars.
  • Collaborate with donor agencies and other stakeholders to ensure consistency in furthering the growth and development of the sectors.

 

  • Prepare and formulate short term, medium term and long term development plans and coordinate such plans at Federal, States and Local Government levels.

 

  • Prepare briefs and reports on meetings, workshops and seminars attended for policy formulation and fine tuning.

 

 

FOOD AND NUTRITION DIVISION

 

The National Committee on Food and Nutrition (NCFN) was established in 1990 and domiciled in the Ministry of Budget and National Planning (MBNP) to coordinate nutrition planning and programme that could effectively reduce malnutrition considerably in the country. Membership of NCFN is drawn across relevant MDAs as well as representatives of universities dealing with issues of food and nutrition. The Permanent Secretary, MBNP chairs the Committee who as a result of exigencies of duty delegates Director, Economic Growth Department to most meetings.

 

The functions of the division include the following:

i. To serve as the focal point for the coordination and harmonization of all food and nutrition-related policies and programmes being implemented by various ministries departments and agencies;

ii. Organises quarterly coordination meetings of NCFN and nutrition partners where views and experiences among the bodies among members are being cross-fertilized to further foster and strengthen their respective roles in nutrition related programmes implementation;

iii. To coordinate the review, on a continuous basis, of policies and programmes with regard to their potential impact on food and nutrition issues;

iv. To ensure effective implementation of the different policies and programmes by putting in place effective machinery for monitoring and evaluation;

v. To sustain ongoing advocacy for food and nutrition issues;

vi. To ensure adequate financial provisions and timely release of allocated funds in the National Development Plan and annual budget;

vii. To liaise with international donor agencies, financial institutions, the private sector, Community-Based Organizations (CBOs), and NGOs when soliciting funds and material support to complement government resources and efforts; and

viii. To coordinate the analysis and dissemination of results of important food and nutrition studies, statistics, and data.

In addition, the MBNP as the Secretariat of NCFN will be responsible for:

i. Servicing all statutory NCFN and nutrition partners meetings;

ii. Establishing appropriate linkages with other departments within the MBNP; and

iii. Undertaking any other duties as may be assigned by the MBNP towards effective implementation of National Policy on Food and Nutrition.

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THE NATIONAL POLICY ON FOOD AND NUTRITION

 

The National Policy on Food and Nutrition was formulated by the NCFN in 1998 and approved by the Federal Executive Council in 2002. After 12 years of its existence, the Policy was reviewed (yet to be approved) in 2013.The policy envisioned to have a country where people are equitably secure in food and nutrition with high quality of life and socioeconomic development.

 

OBJECTIVES OF THE POLICY

 

  • Improve food security at national, community and household levels;

 

  • Significantly reduce micronutrient deficiency disorders as well as prevent and control chronic nutrition-related non-communicable diseases;

 

  •  Ensure incorporation of nutrition education into formal and informal trainings; and

 

  • Incorporate food and nutrition considerations into the Federal, State and Local Government development plans and budgets

 

TARGETS

 

  • Reduce proportion of people suffering from hunger and malnutrition from 65% in 2013 to 32% by 2025;

 

  •  Increase exclusive breastfeeding rate from 17% in 2013 to 65% by 2025;

 

  •  Reduce stunting rate among under-five children from 37% in 2013 to 23% by 2025;

 

  •  Mainstream nutrition objectives into social protection and safety net programmes of all MDAs linked to nutrition by 2020;

 

  •  Increase Vitamin A supplementation coverage from 65% in 2013 to 90% by 2020;

 

  •  Increase iron-folate supplementation coverage of pregnant women from 61% in 2013 to 90% by 2025

 

  • Incorporate food and nutrition considerations into the Federal, State and Local Government development plans and budgets

 

THEMATIC AREAS

The Policy has six thematic areas and these are:

1. Ensuring food and nutrition security at the National, Community and household levels

2. Enhancing care giving capacity

3. Enhancing provision of quality health services

4. Improving capacity to address food nutrition security problems

5. Raising awareness & understanding of the problems of malnutrition in Nigeria

6. Resource allocation for food and nutrition security at all levels

 

 

 

PAPERS & PUBLICATIONS

 

 

  • Toward Improved fertilizer Subsidy program in Nigeria