By Henry Umoru
ABUJAâ€” THE Federal Government said yesterday that a Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of not less than $900 billion was required by the country to become one of the top twenty economies of the world.
According to the government, if the country must achieve its set target of vision 2020, National per capita income of not less than $4000 annually was required by the year 2020, just as it yesterday presented the draft Vision 2020 document to stakeholders for final input, adding that it sees a situation where Nigeria generates 60, 000MW of electricity by the year 2020 to power the vision
But speaking yesterday at the presentation of the document to stakeholders, Vice President Goodluck Jonathan who noted that the country was working diligently to chart a path towards the realization of Nigeriaâ€™s development goal towards the year 2020, stressed that the document represents the articulation of the nationâ€™s collective aspirations as a nation into the developmental blueprint.
According to him, â€œLet me at this juncture state that a vision is not prediction of the future. Rather, what we are saying through this blue print we are reviewing today is that, given our immense and well recognized potential, we are no longer content to be where we are today as a country and we are prepared to take the necessary steps to place us in our rightful place in the comity of developed countries.