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Impediments to Vision 20-2020, by NPC

By Tony Edike

ENUGU —NATIONAL Coordinator of the National Planning Commission (NPC), Mr. Akin Arikawe yesterday identified the poor attitude of Nigerians to work, infrastructure decay and education as the major impediments to the realisation of the Vision 2020 in the country.

Speaking at the opening of a two-day workshop on the preparation of States Stakeholders Development Committees inputs into the Nigeria Vision 20-2020 Document for the South East in Enugu, Arikawe said the government was committed to the realization of the dream, but observed that the high level of corruption, quest for money especially by some Nigerians who would not want to work to make such money and poor power supply were seriously threatening the effort.

Arikawe, who said that the commission had set October deadline, being the 50 years independence anniversary of the country to submit the Vision 2020 document to the President, also dismissed insinuations in some quarters that the Federal Government has abandoned the Vision 2010, explaining that the 7-point Agenda of the Federal Government was in line with the vision.


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