The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Dr Udoma Udo Udoma, during a keynote address at the second Kano Economic and Investment Summit in Kano on Tuesday, said the Federal Government plans to achieve 10 Gigawatts of electricity operational capacity by the year 2020, Vanguard reports.
Udoma said the Federal Government had also planned to improve the power sector through renewable energy sources. According to him, the government is also committed to reviving the manufacturing sector, to achieve an annual growth of 8.5 per cent to meet 10.6 per cent growth rate by 2020.
“We also intend to achieve self sufficiency in petroleum products during the period. We also want to be exporters of some key agricultural products such as rice, groundnut, cassava and vegetable oil, among others.” He added that the Federal Government intended to create no fewer than 15 million jobs for the unemployed persons in the country as part of efforts to fight poverty particularly among the youth.