APC in Government shall muster the political will to wage strident War against Corruption; otherwise our post-oil-economy will be disastrous. It is our considered view that none of our cardinal programs will succeed if the current level of corruption and looting going on in the land is allowed to continue.

  1. We shall strengthen and make independent the EFCC, ICPC and other Anti-graft agencies and repeal the laws which inhibit their independence.
  2. We shall embark on public sensitization campaign and civic education against corruption in schools and town halls.
  3. Shall encourage Civil Society Organizations, Advocacy groups and Whistle-Blowers in the anti-graft vanguard.
  4. We shall stop the corruption of our electoral process by making the Independent National and State Electoral Commissions (INEC) truly independent.
  5. We shall establish Special Courts for corruption, after due and thorough review of the penal code.
  6. To actualize this we shall make the appointment of the chairman and top officials of National and State Electoral Commissions Public as enunciated in the Uwais Electoral Reform Report. On all election matters, the Burden.

From a net and leading exporter of Agriculture produce in the post-independent years, the nation has now collapsed and become dependent on imports for its sustenance for wheat, rice, sugar, milk, fruit and juice to mention just a few.

The nation now depends on foreign producers. Our Currency is weak, our independence is threatened and our national pride and integrity are compromised, this situation therefore will definitely worsen with the coming uncertainty in the oil and gas market.

APC will embark on a massive and comprehensive re-organization and revolutionalisation of the agricultural industry. The objective is to sustain agriculture as the strategic engine and prime-mover of national economic development to feed the nation; to supply the raw material for industrial processing and manufacturing; and to earn stable remunerative prices in the local and international markets.

In addition, APC will revamp the River Basin Authorities, which are the best vehicles for Nigeria’s agricultural revival and expansion.

In recognition of the important role of agriculture in national development, our party in Government will be guided by the
following:

  1. The creation of functional agricultural Extension and food inspectorate divisions with a view, not only to making professional services available to farmers, but also improving nutrition and eliminating food-borne hazards.
  2. Embarking on massive agricultural land preparation in all states to prepare the ground for massive crop production by restoring the NALDA.
  3. Encourage commercial livestock and fisheries development as well as strengthening forestation and environmental protection schemes.
  4. A policy to encourage young people to go into agriculture by funding incentives and mechanization techniques. This will replace the ageing current generation of farmers who are too few to meet the nations demands.
  5. Reclaiming the desert by tree planting programmes and growing alfalfa grass, and other legumes for livestock nutrition.
  6. Institution of land army scheme across the nation.
  7. Restarting farm settlements and procuring appropriate machinery for agricultural productivity, locally sourced or imported.
  8. Strengthening the Bank for Agricultural and Rural Development
  9. Investing in irrigation facilities for all season agro-enterprise

Power is the center point of the development process. All other indices of development anchor on power and energy.

The failure to make power supply efficient has impacted negatively on the economy. It has made the cost of production and business high and has invariably raised the cost of agricultural produce and other finished goods and services thereby thwarting the growth of our economy.

The crisis in the power sector is one of the major causes of the present collapse of the industrial sector and the inability of small scale industries to thrive. To kick-start industrial growth in the country, stable and affordable power supply is an absolute necessity.

The APC Government shall vigorously pursue the expansion of electricity generation and distribution of up to 40,000 megawatts in four to eight years. The party will also work assiduously at making power available from renewable energy sources such as coal, solar, hydro, wind and biomass for domestic and industrial use, wherever these prove viable

  1. As a matter of pressing priority and urgency, tackle the paralyzing lapses with electric power generation, distribution and supply.
  2. Resolve all stalemate around the reform of the power sector and develop a transparently agreed power generation and distribution milestones with clear timeliness and targets.
  3. Liberalize the monopoly of the Federal Government in power generation and supply. We shall devolve much of power and energy to the private sector.
  4. The gas and thermal stations will particularly be encouraged to increase their supply capacities.
  5. Alternative power sources, including hydro, solar, coal and wind energy will be explored and developed.
  6. Regular Turn Around Maintenance (TAM) of existing facilities will be done to ensure steady and uninterrupted utility supply.
  7. An aggressive and efficient tariff/revenue recovery system will be pursued. All avenues of waste, corruption and abuse will be checked.
  8. Rural electrification will continue to be encouraged.
  9. Improve management efficiency of the nation’s distribution system, improve commitment to consumer service and sensitize a national energy conservation and maintenance culture on electricity supply.

Railways, waterways and road transportation are key and germane to economic growth and development. This is even more so in a country with an estimated population of 170 million, growing at an annual average of 3% the movement of people, goods and services in Nigeria will continue to be a challenge, which cannot be met efficiently and cost-effectively by road transportation alone. And as long as the Railway system remains undeveloped, so long will road construction remain recurrent expenditure and an unsustainable drain on the economy.

Transport constitutes a very important sector of the Nigerian economy upon which depends:

  1. Development in other sectors of the economy:
  2. The socio-economic integration of the country and
  3. Inter-state commerce and international trade.
  4. Efficient and reliable urban transportation system across Nigeria

I. ROAD TRANSPORT

  1. Undertake a survey of the condition of the Federal highways and State roads, including rural feeder roads as a basis for embarking on appropriate reconstruction, rehabilitation and maintenance works.
  2. APC in government will Embark on a National Infrastructural Development Programme as a PPP that will ensure the construction of 4,000 kilometers of super highways, including services trucks to be completed by 2003
  3. Reintroduce toll gates to generate revenue for optimal maintenance roads network.

II. RAIL TRANSPORT

  1. Revitalization of the railway system through modernization rehabilitation of tracks, procurement of new rolling stock and improvement of all operational and management techniques.
  2. Embark on the building of up to 200km of modern standard railway lines annually.
  3. Complete the medium steel section of Ajaokuta, which can produce two kilometer rail track steel per day, and use our locally made track for the modernization programme.

III. AIR TRANSPORT

  1. Improvement and modernization of aviation infrastructure, compatible with international safety standards.
  2. Continuous encouragement to private airline operators, subject to their meeting the required globally accepted conditions and safety standards.
  3. Provision of a Standard Hanger in partnership with the private sector for the maintenance of aircraft in the sub-region

IV. MARITIME TRANSPORT AND INLAND WATERWAYS

  1. Renovation and modernization of the ports to enable them cope with growing traffic
  2. Encouragement of Nigerian nationals to participate in international shipping and maritime trade.
  3. Local manufacture and maintenance of vessels for water transportation.
  4. Greater utilization of inland waterways as alternative mode of moving goods and services in the country.
  5. Encourage maritime cruises and pleasure boats for recreation and tourism
  6. Complete the dredging of River Niger.

APC in government will carryout a thorough review of the education sector and having established the main causes of the sectors terrible decline:

  1. Fully implement and enforce the provisions of the Universal Basic Education Act with emphasis on gender equity in primary and secondary school enrolment whilst improving the quality and substance of our schools
  2. Reinstate the now abandoned Teacher Teaching Colleges to train teachers.
  3. Target up to 10% of our annual budget for this critical sector whilst making substantial investments in training programmes at all level of the educational system
  4. Create elaborate incentive schemes to attract the best and the brightest to teach in our schools
  5. Re-introduce Technical and vocational education nationwide by giving adequate materials support to such institutions. This implies the review of and re-investment in the 6-3-3-4- system.
  6. Energise the inspectorate divisions of education ministries nationwide.
  7. Offer free and qualitative primary and secondary education to all but to tertiary level for women.
  8. Make learning experiences more meaningful for children and make education more cost-effective.
  9. Develop and promote effective use of innovative teaching Methods/materials in schools;
  10. Ensure a greater portion of expenditure on university education is devoted to Science and Technology with more spaces allocated to science and technology oriented courses.
  11. Establish at least six new universities of science and technology with satellite campuses in various states.
  12. Support education for persons living with disabilities.
  13. Provide a more conducive environment and active material and moral support for private sector participation in educational enterprises.
  14. Establish six centers of excellence to address the needs of special Education.
  15. Re-introduce the teaching of Nigerian History and Civics in all Secondary School.

Rationalize Health Care Delivery through conscious efforts to enhance primary Health Care facilities across Nigeria and reduce costs and unnecessary pressure on secondary/tertiary Health Care facilities.

1. Prioritize the reduction of infant mortality rate by 2019 to 3%, reduce material mortality by more than 70%, reduce HIV/AIDS infection rate by 50% and other infectious disease by 75%, improve life expectancy by additional 10 years on average through our national healthy living program.

2. Increase the number of physicians from 19 per 1000 population to 50 per 1000; increase national health expenditure per person per annum to about N50,000 (from less than N10,000 currently).

3. Increase the quality of all Federal Government owned hospitals to world class standard within five years.

4. Invest in cutting edge technology such as tele-medicine in all major health centers in the country through active investment and partnership programmes with the private sector.

5. Provide free ante-natal care for pregnant women, free health care for babies and children up to school going age and for the aged and free treatment for those afflicted with infectious disease such as tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS.

6. Boost the local manufacture of 70 percent of pharmaceuticals and make drugs for HIV/AIDS available.