The Federal Government of Nigeria has appointed Mr. David O. Anyaele (Executive Director), Centre for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) and Convener, Coalition of Disability Organizations (CODO) as a member “Nigeria Agenda 2050” Technical Working Group (TWG)
The Technical Working Group mandate is to develop a long-term Development Plan tagged ‘Nigeria Agenda 2050’ and a medium-term National Development Plan (2021-2025) which are both meant to replace the current Nigeria Vision 20:2020 and the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP 2017-2020). The Nigeria Vision 20:2020 will lapse in December 2020.
In a letter titled Appointment as a Member of Technical Working Group (TWG) for the Preparation of Medium-Term National Development Plan (MTNDP) 2021 -2025 and Nigeria Agenda 2050 signed by the Honourable Minister of State, Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning; Prince Clem Ikanade Agba dated 5th June 2020 states that Mr. Anyaele would be working on the thematic areas “Cross-Cutting Issue (Employment, Gender, and People with Special Needs) for the Plans
At the inauguration of the TWG, Prince Agba says that the Plans are to address development challenges in all aspects of the country’s national life with the agreed time frame. The Minister further stated that the aim of this all-inclusive approach is to have a true National Development Plan where we use our diversity as our strength in the development of our economy.
It would be recalled that Mr. Anyaele, as the Convener, Coalition of Disability Organizations (CODO) led CSOs campaign for the passage of the National Disability Act in 2019.
Comrd. Musa M. Musa,
Centre for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD)