According to NAN, the Federal Government will grant incentives to encourage investment in the priority sectors listed in the recently released Economic Recovery and Growth Plan.
The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Sen. Udoma Udo Udoma, said this in a statement signed by his Media Adviser, James Akpandem.
Udoma gave the assurance in Abuja when he received the Japanese Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Sadanobu Kusaoke in his office.
He said the plan focused on achieving macroeconomic stability, transforming agriculture, driving sufficiency in energy, improving transportation infrastructure and growing industrialisation with attention on small and medium scale enterprises.
According to him, implementation is paramount in the realisation of the plan’s objectives, therefore attention will be on prioritising the identified strategies and establishing a clear system of accountability.
He said attention would also be given to allocating resources to prioritised interventions, creating an enabling policy and regulatory environment and developing an effective monitoring and evaluation system to track progress.
The Plan, he explained, would be driven by some fundamental principles, including a focus on tackling constraints to growth.
He said it would also be driven by leveraging the power of the private sector and promoting national cohesion and social inclusion as well as allowing markets to function.
“We believe in using the markets to drive the engine of the economy and allowing markets to work.”