Donald Duke’s manifesto has five priority areas namely: economy, agriculture, power, education, health, housing, security and foreign policy:
- Radical Improvement of Access to Finance for SMEs
- Improvement in tax collection and compliance using up to date technology
- Investments in non-oil and gas (O&G) sectors
Donald Duke’s plan for food security and economic enhancement through agriculture includes the following:
- Review of our land use system
- Specialized investment in mechanical farming
- Provision and self-sufficiency in agriculture produce
- Ensure the use of improved and hybrid seedling multiplication deployed to expand agricultural yield and production
- Affordable credit to enhance investment in Agro Storage and transportation thereby stemming the over 50 percent ruin of agricultural yield as currently being experienced.
Nigeria has an abundance of diverse energy sources that make its precarious enegy situation particularly frustrating. My administration will ensure the effeicient use of Nigeria’s hydro resources by revamping the outmoded infrastruture that supports it, and localize the power generation, transmission and distribtuion value chains as an urgent and effective means of diversifying the country’s power sector.
- Access: my administration will design a compulsory system of education, from crèche to adulthood,to ensure that every child up to the adult age of 18 years acquires an education and learns a skill concurrently.
- This will follow an audit of the existing curricula across stages with the objective of aligning learning with real world needs and global best practices.
- Teacher training and development
- Investment in Education Infrastructure
Improvement of Budgetary allocation by over 35%.
- As a crucial step to delivering universal healthcare across the country, I will work with government across all tiers to facilitate the provision of at least one fully equipped and adequately staffed primary healthcare center in each political ward, with a planned ratio of one to a population of five thousand, with services ranging from basic care and curative services, to maternal and child healthcare and preventive services.
- Minimum of one General Hospital/Acute Care facility in each local government area
- Doctor training, retention and remuneration
- Improve access to finance for housing development
- Review the approach to land acquisition
- Improve public infrastructure
- We will invest in building basic infrastructure in developing and rural areas to stem the tide of rural urban migration and the consequent congestion of urban settlements.
- Promote indigenous manufacturing of building materials
- A situation where over 70 percent of building materials used in the country is imported is unacceptable. My administration will enable a system where building materials are locally produced while also deploying creative solutions in the construction of houses.
- Embrace reforestation
- Reclaiming land lost to the desert, especially around the Sahel region
- Cleaning up our water and soil bodies
- Investing in renewable energy sources
- One of the major causes of insecurity in Nigeria is unemployment. Our economic plan is inextricably linked to security. Opportunities will be created for young people to obtain and create jobs in an egalitarian system designed to leave no one behind.
- Localized policing
- Improved Remuneration and equipping of our Armed Forces and security agencies:
- Improved Justice system
- Revaluating and meeting all bilateral and multilateral agreements.
- Deepening multilateral security pacts in the Lake Chad Basin.
- Shoring up the country’s leadership position in the ECOWAS region by working with its neighbors to deliver better socio-economic regional integration.
- Deepening cooperation with regional and global allies to check human trafficking, advanced fee fraud (419), money laundering, drug trafficking and piracy.
- Facilitating more formal and effective channels for engaging the Nigerians in diaspora.