Motto: Peace, Equity and Progress
The care for human life and happiness is the first and perhaps the only legitimate objective of good governance. The worth of every government therefore, is the premium she places on her citizens’ security and better living conditions in the enabling environment of social justice, equity and access to national resources - the prime values that every good government must promote and protect. Thus, the NNPP unequivocally states in the following words below our Mission and Vision; Core Values and Motto:
To make Nigeria a land of Justice, Freedom and Equal Opportunities where all citizens are at liberty to aspire to achieve their lifetime goals and ambitions; a land to live in Peace, Prosperity and Happiness.
We shall utilize our rich and diverse cultures as a unique and rare strength in rebuilding the foundation of a nation where no person is oppressed. To uphold the fundamentals of freedom and human rights, restore the glory and prestige of Nigeria and Nigerians in the eyes of the world and consolidate Nigeria’s strategic alliances with our Global friends and Partners. Furthermore, the NNPP’s Visions include the redemption of the image and credibility of Nigeria as a major actor and factor in the international system.
The values that define the Party include the following: Trust, Leadership, Responsibility, Equity, Competence, Trustworthiness, Commitment, Transparency, Equality, Patriotism and Justice; and, The Sanctity and Dignity of Human Life.
Peace, Equity and Progress
Based on the aforementioned Mission, Vision, Core Values and Motto, the Flag of the NNPP upholds the principles of national transformation in GREEN, WHITE and BLUE colors. The green entails Agriculture, food security in a country with abundance of land. While on the one hand, the white denotes peace and peaceful coexistence among Nigerians, on the other hand, the blue expresses unity among the rich and diverse peoples and cultures of the country.
1. THE ELEVEN 'R's of the NNPP
One: “Rescue” the nation and protect the lives and property of every citizen of Nigeria.
Two: “Rebirth” and strengthen democracy and its institutions.
Three: “Rebuild” bridges of friendship, fraternity and solidarity among all Nigerians for the re-establishment hope and love for our Country.
Four: “Restructure”, revolutionize and manage the Nigerian Economy for the benefit of all citizens.
Five: “Revitalization” of key sectors for national transformation; particularly, the fast decaying Agriculture, Educational and Health sectors.
Six: “Revival” and reconstruction of all essential and basic infrastructures nationwide for accelerated national development.
Seven: “Rejig” the nation’s security architecture, for modernization and upgrade in services.
Eight: “Reformation” of the civil and public services.
Nine: “Reorientation” for the engagement of Women and Youth in the restoration of our social and cultural values.
Ten: “Relaunch” Nigeria to her rightful position as a major sub-regional and continental actor and player
Eleven: “Reposition” Nigeria to its rightful place among the comity of nations.
1.1 NNPP SOCIAL CONTRACT WITH NIGERIANS
Upon assumption of office, the NNPP governments will within the shortest period, address immediately the following critical issues plaguing the Country:
I. Confront the security challenges in Nigeria through re-organization of the security architecture.
II. Abolish programmes that serve as ‘soft’ avenues for leakages and drain on national resources while replacing such programmes of wastage with viable ones for the benefit and wellbeing of all Nigerians.
III. Ensure sustainable supply of power and energy for sustainable industrial growth of the nation. In other words, government will address and stabilize the energy crisis in the Country, especially, the availability and price of electricity, petroleum and its by-products such as motor and aviation fuels, Diesel, cooking gas and Kerosene.
IV. Re-introduce Mandatory Attachment programmes (MAP) and Capacity Acquisition Programmes (CAP) to create opportunities for unemployed Youth.
V. Diversify the Nigerian economy and ensure proper management of the non-oil sector contribution to revenue generation.
2. GENERAL PARTY OBJECTIVES
The aims and objectives of the party shall include the following:
i. To uphold and defend the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
ii. To ensure protection of lives and property of all Nigerians within and outside the Country.
iii. To ensure the control of political power through constitutional means for the purpose of building an egalitarian society predicated on the principles of equity, freedom and social justice.
iv. To strengthen branches of the Party throughout the federation, sponsor credible candidates and canvass for votes for their election into all elective offices in all tiers of government.
v. To uplift the standard of peoples’ life through the provision of qualitative education, free primary health care, food and water, housing, roads, transportation, security and economic empowerment for all Nigerians.
vi. To maintain and promote the secularism of the Nigerian State, advocate and encourage religious tolerance, harmony and mutual respect among Nigerians.
vii. To undertake activities and adopt realistic policies which are directed at improving the general conditions and well-being of all Nigerians.
viii. To promote active participation of Nigerians in the various strategic sectors of the economy.
ix. To alleviate poverty through all-inclusive policies and programmes that would drastically minimise corruption and ensure equity and social justice in resource allocation.
x. To enhance the development of the Nigerian Women and Youth through the establishment and sustenance of social, economic, cultural, technological and sporting activities.
xi. To create an enabling environment for the unfettered flourishing of professionalism and Entrepreneurship in Nigeria.
xii. To encourage and motivate any institution, organization or association within Nigeria for the purpose of achieving any of the objectives of the party.
Nigeria is exceptionally endowed with resources for sustainable development but for poor leadership and corruption. Good governance is the hallmark of change from the despicable state of public sector and systemic corruption that has denied Nigeria to achieve greatness like other nations. NNPP needs the mandate of Nigerians to reclaim the country’s ideal of transforming its economy for the benefit of all. The focus of our Government therefore, shall be on the introduction of unprecedented macro and micro-economic policies for sectorial stability and performance in the areas of: agriculture, food security, industry, science and technology research, education, health, physical infrastructures, entrepreneurial development, internal security and a generally conducive environment. Our government will support a policy of using local input as a tool for national recovery and sustainable development in a vibrant economy.
2. ECONOMIC POLICY FRAMEWORK
2.1. The major thrust of the economic policy of the NNPP will be greater participation by Nigerians in the economic affairs of their nation, by harnessing individual creative energies and channeling them into the productive process. Besides, individual efforts will be coordinated on the basis of effective specialization and of interrelated corporate enterprises, for higher output and greater national and personal incomes. NNPP will therefore, design policy incentives which will encourage individuals, groups and institutions to participate actively in the nation's development process. An NNPP Government will, however, in consultation with stakeholders monitor the economy, with a view to providing necessary guidelines and incentives especially in respect of natural resources, industries and basic infrastructure.
2.2 Towards this direction, an NNPP government will re-define policies and refocus attention on areas such as mechanized agriculture, industry, science and technology research, education, health services and internal security. The overall objective will be to ensure enhanced and accelerated economic productivity and international competitiveness in manufacturing, services and commerce.
2.3 NNPP government will work towards the elimination of budget deficits, over inflated contracts and economic wastages. An NNPP government will recognize the need for fiscal equity and responsibility.
2.4 NNPP National Economic Policy will emphasize a system of exchange rate management that moves away radically from rationing by import licensing. We will be guided more by the underlying structural factors of demand and supply for foreign exchange as may be necessary to sustain national economic priorities. In addition, there will be judicious reliance on tariff adjustments to control imports, rather than on quantitative restrictions which only benefit smugglers and deprive the treasury of much needed revenue.
2.5 Our monetary policy will seek to maintain a stable value of the naira and the foreign exchange rate by strict inflation control measures.
2.6 NNPP government recognizes that land acquisition and provision for infrastructural facilities are some of the basic problems of industrialization. To overcome further economic constraints, the party will support due process of land acquisition in line with the land Use Act. It will also create a well laid-out industrial estate, in each state of the federation, provided with potable water, steady electricity, access roads, and communication facilities.
2.7 Development of indigenous technology will be pursued vigorously through:
i. An increased investment in Research and Development. The Ministry of Science and Technology will be adequately funded and approved fund spent on research by corporate enterprises will be tax- deductible.
ii. Identifying talented individuals and groups and encouraging them through appropriate incentives to become professionals.
iii. Reactivating and modernizing local craft industries.
iv. Eradicating the problem of brain drain by providing adequate remuneration, incentives and research facilities to staff in higher institutions of learning.
2.8 As the economic health and welfare of Nigeria underscore some of the most basic responsibilities of the NNPP, the party having established policies and strategies for their implementation, will focus on growth oriented, self-reliant and human-standard and improved economy by embarking on the following:
3. AGRICULTURE AND FOOD PRODUCTION
The NNPP government will encourage every social group in Nigeria’s political economy, especially farmers, the labour movements, the professional associations and students, as well as the organized private sector by providing opportunities for them through policies and strategies of attaining people oriented economy.
In recognition of the importance of eradicating poverty, especially in the rural areas, central to the fulfillment of the objectives of NNPP will be:
i. Development of the rural areas through massive agricultural production.
ii. Attainment of self-sufficiency in food production.
iii. Promotion of mechanized agriculture to enhance employment especially in the rural areas.
iv. Provision of raw materials for the country's agro-allied industries.
v. Rapid increase in the contribution of agricultural exports to the country's foreign exchange earnings.
In achieving these objectives, the party will adopt appropriate measures as may be relevant to the various ecological zones in the country in the following agricultural sub-sectors: small-scale farming, large-scale farming, livestock, fisheries, forestry, irrigation, and effective marketing and storage.
3.2.1. SMALL-SCALE FARMING
To enhance the productivity of the small-scale farmers, the NNPP government will ensure.
3.2.2. LARGE-SCALE FARMING
NNPP recognizes the important position of the small-scale farmers, but will also encourage the development of mechanized farming by private entrepreneurs where appropriate. Therefore, foreign investors will be attracted and encouraged to invest in capital intensive farming. Consequently, the NNPP Government will:
i. Facilitate the acquisition of certificate of occupancy of land by individuals and corporate bodies with due regard for other land use requirements and conservation.
ii. Provide the necessary machinery for land clearing at subsidized rates.
iii. Drastically reduce the tariffs and import duties on heavy agricultural machines, implements, spare parts; as well as embark on its local development and manufacture.
iv. Encourage the development of large-scale plantations for major industrial and export crops like Cocoa, Oil Palm, Rubber, Cotton and ensure that individuals and corporate bodies embarking on large-scale farming have easy access to credit and loan facilities at concessionary interest rates from commercial banks and the government owned Agricultural Banks.
v. Encourage the production of animal feed, insecticides and fertilizers by private Entrepreneurs to meet the needs for the large mechanized farms in particular and the small and medium scale farms in general; other incentives will be to substantially increase the number of fertilizer factories in the country and subsidize the cost of fertilizers, as well as establish effective networks for distribution.
An NNPP government will encourage the production and harvesting of fish from deep sea, fresh water and fish farm sources. In furtherance to these objectives, the party will:
i. Develop aquaculture in those ecological zones best suited for it.
ii. Encourage the production of hooks, nets, boats and other fishing input.
iii. Encourage Nigerians and corporate interest to invest in commercial fishing.
iv. Encourage regular training programmes for fish farmers.
v. Promote fishing co-operatives.
The NNPP Government will preserve arid areas and protect the nation's forest resources by:
The River Basins Development Authority will be fully developed and strengthened to undertake greater water resources national development. This is with a view to intensifying agricultural production through all season cultivation of crops. Farming shall become an all-season affair, thereby ensuring greater land utilization for enhanced production.
i. NNPP government will ensure ready markets, stable prices for farm produce through direct purchase by Government of excess produce to maintain and reinforce the nation's strategic reserves of some essential crops, particularly grains.
ii. Encourage small and medium scale industries to get involved in the export of agricultural produce after value addition to enhance foreign exchange earnings.
4. MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES
i. Manufacturing industry is the most significant and dynamic sector for promoting industrialization and economic growth. It is particularly relevant for the provision and creation of employment opportunities, enhancement of the value of national resources, conservation of available foreign exchange and the promotion of wider and more effective linkages among the different sectors of the economy, as well as the attainment of national self-reliance in the supply of essential goods. However, NNPP is conscious of the dwindling performance of the industrial sectors in recent years. It is the basic thrust of the party to reverse the trend.
ii. An NNPP Government will ensure not only a revitalization of existing industries, but providing a conducive environment for the establishment of new ones.
i. The party will adopt a completely new approach to industrial development in the country. It will pay utmost attention to producing locally developed raw materials in order to enhance local production and industrial development.
ii. The party will put in place a National plan which will set out well articulated stages of industrial development for Nigeria to reflect her resources and priorities.
iii. An NNPP Government will undertake a comprehensive resources inventory to be reviewed on a continuing basis with a view to put in place, a planning oriented viable industrial policy.
iv. Only such industries that will be viable and fall within the national scale of priorities at the point in time will be granted necessary resources such as foreign exchange and other support.
v. Special incentives such as monetary and fiscal concession will be granted to channel capital to the industries that fall within the approved package.
vi. More Entrepreneurial Development Centres will be established by the NNPP Government in collaboration with organized private sector. These Centres will offer graduate training courses in entrepreneurial skills and industrial management techniques for existing and also others with potential for occupation in entrepreneurial skills and industrial management. Industries will be encouraged with due incentives to concentrate primarily on meeting local consumption and development needs. Export of industrial products will be encouraged to supplement foreign exchange earnings from oil and agricultural sector.
vii. A National Industrial Promotion Board will be established to advise the National Economic Advisory Council through the Appropriate Ministry.
An NNPP Government will ensure balanced exploitation and harnessing of all the nation’s energy resources, as well as guarantee the availability of adequate, cheap and steady energy supply for national development.
To achieve these objectives, steps will be taken to:
i. Carry out a comprehensive survey of all energy resources in the country, by compiling and publishing periodically, an inventory of the country's energy resource requirement.
ii. Provide adequate funds for the rehabilitation and expansion of existing power plants by encouraging the private sector to establish independent power plants.
iii. Promote and intensify existing research into simple rural energy systems, including kerosene stove, and solar energy.
iv. Promote and encourage bodies engaged in the establishment of electricity generation through solar system and its use by Nigerians
v. Exploit and utilize the massive gas resources currently being flared away, to provide clean and cheap energy for industrial and domestic purposes.
vi. Undertake the research and development of modern sources of energy, especially solar and nuclear energy
vii. NNPP government will generate sustainable energy through the numerous power stations located in different parts of the country and for the purpose of efficiency and steady supply, encourage the private enterprises participation, within the states of the federation.
viii. Strengthen the National Energy Commission and other relevant bodies charged with the responsibility of ensuring and regulating supply and distribution of Energy for the Country
6. MINING, PETROLEUM AND PETROCHEMICAL INDUSTRIES
Mining and Petroleum/Petrochemical Industries constitute major sources of the nation's wealth. Their exploitation for the overall growth of the economy is a major policy thrust.
An NNPP Government will ensure that:
The Party's Strategies will be:
i. That the federal Government shall hold non-exclusive rights over all mineral resources in the Country. Other tiers of government and private individuals will be granted licenses to undertake mineral exploitation.
7. IRON AND STEEL DEVELOPMENT
NNPP considers the development of the iron and steel industry as the fulcrum of total and integrated economic development of Nigeria. Therefore, the party is committed to the development of a viable iron and steel industry, which will provide the necessary foundation not only for the small and medium scale industrial establishment, but also for the heavy industrial complexes that are ultimate goals of the nation. As a matter of priority, the party will ensure a speedy completion of the flat sheet production complex to ensure quick transformation of heavy industries, particularly assembly plants and other local industrial goods.
For the attainment of these objectives, the following strategies will be adopted.
i. Examine all steel projects completed or in progress in the country, estimate the cost of reactivation, rehabilitation and completion.
ii. Promote a speedy completion and efficient operation of the Ajaokuta Steel Complex.
iii. Ensure that the various steel projects are sufficiently managed and operated at full capacity.
iv. Ensure that the various steel projects are sufficiently diversified to meet the needs of all types of industrial establishment.
v. Ensure that the quality of the products meet all international standards with a view to exporting them.
vi. Intensify prospecting and mining of iron ore in the country to ensure regular supply of raw materials for the steel industry.
The NNPP's main transport objectives are to evolve a major transportation policy shift towards the full development of intra and intercity transport networks throughout the nation. In addition, the party will pay attention to the development and improvement of all modes of transportation and formulate a blue-print for transport development throughout the country, with emphasis on rail transportation.
8.2.1 The strategies for achieving all transportation objectives will be pursued in a way that will ensure an effective/efficient multi-model transportation such as road, railway, air and water systems. NNPP government will encourage private sector led participation.
8.2.2 ROAD TRANSPORTATION
Road transportation policy of NNPP will include:
i. The development and improvement of all highways, major intra and intercity roads
ii. Adequate funding and strengthening of bodies engaged in the construction of feeder roads especially at state and local Government.
iii. Reviewing and strengthening the Mass Transit programme.
iv. Reviewing of duties on completely knocked down parts needed by local motor assembly plants so as to bring down the price of locally assembled vehicles.
v. Sustaining current efforts at manufacturing indigenous vehicles, through government and private sector initiatives.
vi. Promoting research and development of road construction materials.
vii. Making policy that will determine the type and weight of vehicles that will move on Nigerian roads
8.2.3 RAIL SYSTEM
The Rail system will include:
i. Complete modernization of the system through the replacement of narrow gauge, rolling stock, coaches and locomotives to make it competitive as the railway system is the most efficient mass transit system.
ii. An integrated road transport and railways system to eliminate traffic congestion, wear and tear of the roads.
iii. Construction of more rail lines with standard gauge for intra and intercity rail networks and to areas presently unconnected.
iv. The adaptation of the iron and steel complex for the production of rail gauges.
v. Provision of adequate funds for the purchase and local fabrication of spare parts, new coaches, engines and the refurbishment of old ones.
vi. Commercialization of the Nigerian railway to make it self-supporting and economically viable enterprise.
vii. Connect all the geo-political zones with rail transportation system.
8.2.4 AIR TRANSPORT
The Air Transport initiatives of the NNPP will:
8.2.5 WATER TRANSPORT, PORTS AND INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING.
NNPP Initiatives in this regards will:
i. Establish in conjunction with private entrepreneurs mass transport system especially in the urban coastal towns to alleviate transport problems of commuters,
ii. Make the major waterways navigable through dredging their beds, etc.
iii. Encourage private entrepreneurs to go into the water transportation business.
iv. Encourage the private sector to manufacture ferries, motor boats, pontoons and other motorized water vehicle.
v. Expand the dry dock facilities in the nation.
NNPP's major objective is the establishment of efficient communication system designed to support a fast-growing economy in a modern Nigerian Society.
In pursuance of these objectives, a government of NNPP will embark on:
10. LABOUR, EMPLOYMENT AND REWARD
The caliber of a nation's manpower development determines the level of her political, social and economic development. Therefore, an NNPP government will pursue the following objectives:
i. A policy of massive job creation as a cardinal objective of overcoming unemployment among Nigerians, particularly the Youths who are trained in various fields.
ii. A commitment to the progress and welfare of all categories and grades of Nigerian workers.
iii. As a party for the working masses, the party will end all forms of labour exploitation and discrimination. The party and workers are therefore partners in progress.
The Party will:
11. MONETARY AND FISCAL POLICIES
Clear, relevant, dynamic and efficiently administered fiscal and monetary policies are vital to the sustenance of a modern economic system. To keep the economy on a stable course of growth and development, the following mechanisms will be adopted.
In order to achieve the above objectives, the following strategies will be vigorously pursued:
i. Concentrate on management of the demand for available foreign exchange through the banking system, without resort to import license.
ii. Strengthen the value of Naira through a conscious effort of revaluation in order that it will regain the confidence of citizens as well as foreign investors.
iii. Maximize the country's foreign exchange earnings and facilitate its utilization in accordance with national priorities.
iv. Stabilize the exchange rate of the Naira in order to boost the confidence of investors.
v. Corporate taxation policy will be flexible and geared towards providing incentives for investment and expansion in priority sectors of the economy.
vi. The Machinery of collection of personal taxation will be revamped at all levels for greater efficiency, special consideration will be given to low income earners.
vii. Import duties and tariffs will, in consultation with the organized private sector, be more realistically and flexibly administered to reflect the dynamics of national priorities. The agricultural, transport, health, education, water, electricity, housing and defense sectors will receive special concessions.
SOCIAL AND CULTURAL POLICIES
Culture is a veritable agent for socioeconomic and political development. Its development corresponds with the development of a nation because innovations and scientific know-how sprung from the traditions, values and norms of society. Nigeria is a mosaic of cultures and social activities that can be enhanced for unity, integration and development. It is one of the prime goals of the NNPP to leverage on Nigeria’s diverse cultural backgrounds for a strong federal system whose cardinal principle gravitates around peaceful co-existence among different social groups. The existing national monuments of arts and culture will be enhanced to ensure a year-round cultural festivals and preservation of artifacts of the various cultures in the country.
Nigeria’s greatest asset is her abundant human resources. The country can only attain its peak through sound and qualitative functional education for all - the youths, adults and especially, people with disability. This type of education, under the NNPP government will among other things, be designed or structured so as:
i. To embrace training for productive employment.
ii. To reflect the skill requirements of the economy at large, thereby reducing high unemployment rate among Nigerians
iii. To possibly bridge the gap between Nigerian children who are educated through a formal school system and those who do not attend schools completely, by introducing Skills’ Development Programmes and Open, Distance and Online Educational Programmes.
iv. To narrow the gap in educational development in the country.
v. To re-orient the Almajiri school system to reflect a conventional system of education.
In specific terms, a government under the NNPP will pursue the following educational goals:
i. Provide free and compulsory education at the primary and secondary school levels, and free tuition at tertiary level supplemented by general student bursaries in all institutions.
ii. Establish more unity secondary schools in all states to bring children from all parts of the country together and to serve as centres of excellence in education.
iii. Identify and encourage gifted children for self-actualization.
iv. Establish special schools to meet the needs of special people including children, as well as schools for migrant populations like nomads and fishermen
v. Encourage private and voluntary organizations to establish schools and other institutions subject to compliance with and adherence to government guidelines. NNPP will establish Training Institutions where they are non-existent and also encourage voluntary agencies and individuals engaged in running schools to provide similar facilities in their institutions. We will address as a matter of priority, the present problems of acute shortage and high cost of educational materials such as books, laboratory equipment etc.
vi. Ensure a high level of moral discipline in all our educational institutions
vii. Provide out-of-school education that will ensure effective functional adult literacy
viii. Provide an effective guidance and counseling services in all our secondary and tertiary institutions.
ix. Provide Skills Development Centres where the following trades can be practically taught: carpentry, electrical installations, plumbing, fashion designing, tailoring, hair beauty, leather works, manicure, pedicure, catering/home economics, welding, block making and many other related jobs.
x. Provide Open, Distance and online learning programmes, especially for Nigerian working class and those who are very busy and too engaged in their respective trades and businesses and so have no time to attend schools or further their education.
12.2.1 PRE-PRIMARY EDUCATION
The party will, in keeping with existing policy, encourage voluntary agencies and individuals to establish pre-primary (Nursery) schools. These schools will comply with guidelines to be stipulated by government, and subjected to inspection by the Ministries of Education which will approve the curricula of such schools and lay down minimum standards of infrastructure to be provided, and level of performance to be attained.
12.2.2 PRIMARY EDUCATION
The National primary Education commission will be adequately funded to make primary education a fulfilling experience for all pupils by the provision of a balanced curriculum; thus giving them the opportunity to develop physically, mentally and spiritually. The NNPP Government will encourage participation of voluntary agencies and individuals in the provision of primary education, subject to standards laid down by government.
12.2.3 SECONDARY EDUCATION
The party will encourage voluntary agencies and individuals to open and run secondary schools within approved guidelines. In order for the objective of the 6- 3-3-4 system of education to be realized at this level, the NNPP Government will improve school conditions by:
i. Train and employ more qualified teachers and providing more books, journals and other educational materials for school libraries.
ii. Improve the working condition of teachers and granting special allowances to teachers of English, mathematics, Science and Technology and those teachers deployed to rural areas.
iii. Encourage the activities of professional bodies whose aim include the improvement of students' competence in Mathematics, Sciences and Technological subjects.
12.2.4 TECHNICAL VOCATIONAL EDUCATION
12.2.5 UNITY SCHOOLS/FEDERAL GOVERNMENT COLLEGES
States will be encouraged to grant scholarship to deserving students of these schools who might not be able to take up their places because of lack of means.
12.2.6 TERTIARY EDUCATION
Tertiary Education in universities and polytechnics is very crucial to the socio- economic and political development of the nation. The nation looks up to them for high-level manpower for both the public and private sectors of the economy. In consideration of these issues, the Government of the NNPP will adopt the following strategies:
12.2.7 TEACHER EDUCATION
i. The NNPP Government will lend more support to the existing teacher training facilities as such institutions will be improved to meet current challenges.
12.2.8 NON-FORMAL EDUCATION
12.2.9FUNDING OF EDUCATION
i. The NNPP government will ensure adequate funding of education by dedicating reasonable percentage of the budget allocation to the sector and ensure the actual release of funds to the Universities system in particular and the education sector in general.
ii. Expand the scope of TETfund to generate more funds for the University System by increasing the current 3 percent of company profits to 5 percent and take deliberate steps to plug all financial leakages and wastages at all levels of Tertiary education
iii. Furthermore, it will encourage private sector and voluntary agency participation in education within policy guidelines through running of nursery, primary, secondary and tertiary education contribution to endowments; especially of chairs in universities, award of scholarships and prizes, among others.
iv. Establishment of a National Education Foundation (NEF) with broad-based Board of Trustees comprising seasoned education administrators. The NEF will establish links with all industrial and business institutions to contribute annually to education development projects.
v. Education institutions will be encouraged to establish and expand their internal revenue base through self-efforts and projects. These will range from school farms, home economics, and art and craft production centres in secondary level institutions to consultancy services, industrial production, maintenance services and the like in polytechnics, universities and other higher educational institutions.
The health of citizens determines their potentials in nation building. Despite Nigeria’s richness in both human capital and intellectual capacity, the country is experiencing poor health indices. Over the years, the number of Nigerians travelling outside the country on health tourism in Europe, Asia and North America is sadly on the rise. Lack of access to medical care, brain drain among health workers within and outside the African continent, increase in maternal and child mortality rates, death largely due to preventable diseases as well as road traffic accidents among others, are also some of the frightening experiences in the health sector. Therefore, in NNPP our focus is to reverse the current trend and build a sustainable health care system where health workers are motivated and Nigerians will realize the value of good governance by enjoying quality medical services at affordable costs. The health objectives of the NNPP controlled Government will include:
1. To provide enabling environment for the achievement of Universal Health Coverage through improved Health insurance programmes to all Nigerians irrespective of where they live
2. Prioritize medical research and development programmes for both communicable and non-communicable diseases and other related issues
3. To reverse the current trend of brain-drain among health workers through building a motivated and well remunerated health workforce
4. To reverse the current trend of medical tourism and make Nigeria a medical hub and medical tourism destination for Africa and other developing nations
5. Fast tract the elimination of malaria and other child killer diseases and other preventable diseases
6. Improve access to tertiary care services for people living with chronic illness such as cancer, epilepsy and diabetes mellitus among others.
To achieve the above objectives, focus will be on the following:
13.3 PREVENTIVE HEALTH CARE
NNPP recognizes the adage which says that “prevention is better, safer and cheaper than cure”. Hence, in realization of the vital need to ensure that diseases are prevented, the NNPP Government policy on preventive health care will cover the following areas:
i. The establishment of National initiative for Health education and promotion at all levels.
ii. The creation of enabling policies and guidelines for educating the citizenry on all health issues to boost health literacy for both educated and uneducated members of the society.
iii. Place more emphasis on environmental health programmes that will build and encourage sanitation culture in all Nigerians and the effective prosecution of programmes for the control of diseases occurring because of sudden changes in our environment.
iv. Re-introduction of training and effective deployment of sanitary and health inspectors and regular environmental sanitation exercise in the Local Government Areas.
v. Provision of nutritional health services.
vi. Ensure functionality of our Primary Health Care Centres, Primary Health Clinics, Health posts and effective maternal and child health services.
vii. Adequate and regular supply of safe portable water to all Nigerians
viii. Comprehensive maternal and child health care including family planning and promotion of breast feeding.
ix. Free vaccination and immunization to all Nigerians and effective prevention and control of local epidemic prone diseases, such as the Covid-19, Measles, Malaria, meningitis among others.
x. Create enabling environment for transparent work with international donor agencies, NGOs, CSOs for disease eradication and elimination in all parts of Nigeria
xi. Guaranteeing effective occupational health and safety for the working class in both public and private sectors.
xii. Combatting the ugly trend of deadly diseases such as the COVID-19, LASSA FEVER, HIV/AIDS, STDs, Hepatitis-B, amongst others.
NNPP government will therefore embark on an aggressive campaign against these diseases through a network of collaborations within and outside the country. Nigerians in diaspora will be given opportunity to contribute to such government efforts.
13.4 CURATIVE HEALTH CARE
Curative healthcare services will include:
i. Provision and maintenance of effective health care delivery service to all Nigerians.
ii. Provision of essential drugs for the comprehensive treatment of common diseases.
iii. Establishment of a full-fledged General Hospital in every Local Government Area of the country.
iv. Provision of facilities for other services such as acupuncture, osteopathy, naturopathy, urology, homeopathy, physiotherapy, electrotherapy and chiropractic. Others include: neuropathology, radiography, computer analysis, laboratory technology and other forms of medical services to complement the overall services in the medical sector.
v. Facilitating collaborations between Teaching Hospitals within and outside Nigeria for training, research and community services.
vi. Updating the facilities in teaching Hospitals to a level of excellence to make them compete favorably with their foreign counterparts. The NNPP government will ensure the reintegration of such Teaching Hospitals with their associated faculties or Colleges of Medicine, in other parts of the world.
vii. Renew the establishment of Public-Private Partnerships for effective service delivery, especially, in the development of training institutions and services delivery.
viii. Intensified drive to rid the society of fake, adulterated, substandard drugs and quack medical practice, especially in the rural areas.
ix. Establishment and coordination of policies and programmes for the local manufacture of biochemical remedies, drugs, hospital beds and other equipment and supplies required for medical services in the country. The private sector will be given incentives to invest in this field.
x. Enact policies and enabling environment for effective control of injuries particularly those resulting from road accidents through the establishment of emergency first aid and mobile clinics as specialized units of the Federal Road Safety Corp to respond promptly to the aid of road accident victims. Such units will be fully equipped and staffed with trained personnel.
xi. Establishment of National Trauma and Emergency Medical Services Agency (NTEMSA) for prompt response to road and other accidents.
xii. Establishment of orthopedic hospitals in all the states of the Federation.
xiii. Establishment of a comprehensive National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) for gainfully employed Nigerians in public and private sectors; and, provision will be made for the compulsory participation in the scheme for self-employed persons.
xiv. Establishment of a special Medical Aid (MEDICAID) programme for the unemployed and those whose income may not sustain their cost of health care, especially the destitute, homeless, disabled, aged and the mentally ill, all of whom may require the provision of special homes.
xv. Reviving all moribund special national health institutions including Orthopedic Hospitals, Psychiatric Hospitals, Rehabilitation Homes, etc.
xvi. Increase access to mental health services and address stigma/discrimination for mentally deranged individuals.
xvii. Special program for men and women in uniforms on mental health issues.
13.5 HEALTH WORKFORCE
Acknowledging that the personnel in the various health institutions are very essential to the successful execution of the nation’s health care delivery programme, NNPP will be mindful of the need to provide the requisite incentives to all categories of health workers by:
1. Bring to table all professional health workers to map out strategies to reduce intra-professional disharmony with its recurrent disruption of service delivery.
2. Address the various push and pull factors affecting brain-drain of medical professionals.
3. Ensure automatic employment for all health care professionals and ensure even distribution of health workers to and in all corners of the country.
4. Establish a health care delivery system in which the various health professional groups are accorded recognition and attention.
5. Elevate the practice of medicine in government hospitals to ensure proper and adequate health care delivery system.
6. Ensure optimum utilization of health professionals of all grades and reorganizing the health care services to engender cooperation among different specialties in the health sector.
7. Provide adequate remuneration and other incentives such as salary differentials in favor of rural health workers.
8. Encourage further education in the various health specialties to promote professional efficiency and prevent brain drain among the health professionals.
9. Give research grants to health professionals especially those working in University Teaching Hospitals.
10. Support research and development in human resource to inform policies and decision making in Health Workforce management.
11. Ensure a functional HR register for all health workers in all states of the nations.
12. Increase in the productivity of health workers through enhanced training facilities and encouragement of the private sector involvement.
13.6 TRADO-MEDICAL SERVICES
Following the Party’s avowed recognition of the immense potentialities of traditional medicine, an NNPP government will:
1. Establish centres for trado-medical research and development for effective practice in various parts of the country.
2. Stimulate cross-fertilization of ideas between the orthodox, alternative and traditional health practitioners for a more effective health care delivery system.
3. Facilitate the establishment of a National Board of trado-medicine.
4. Formulate policies and legislations that will give patent right protection to all genuine professional trado-medical personnel.
14. HOUSING AND ENVIRONMENT
The NNPP government will commit itself to the realization of the average adult Nigerian's dream of owning a house through conscious efforts, by embarking on the following:
The Party's main strategies in attaining its lofty housing and environment objectives will include the following:
i. Simplify the process of acquiring land for building purposes through the fundamental review of existing land use enactments.
ii. Commission research into and development of local building materials geared towards reducing costs.
iii. Guarantee home ownership by ensuring that citizens, through a friendly and Functional loan scheme build and own their homes.
iv. Encourage State Governments to delineate residential estates in rural and urban areas with, suitable infra-structural facilities.
v. Provide local government councils with the necessary assistance to cater for the housing needs of their populace through appropriate funding schemes and establishing low cost estate management cooperative societies.
vi. Encourage corporate bodies, companies, industries and parastatals to provide housing for their staff on owner-occupier basis on liberal repayment terms.
vii. Promoting the setting up of privately-owned real estate development companies to build houses for sale to the public at affordable prices.
viii. Formulate and implement a resettlement policy to take care of people displaced either as a result of citing of government projects or of natural disasters such as earthquakes, flood, landslide or other ecological factors.
ix. Strengthen the Federal Mortgage Bank and encourage the establishment of other private Building Societies in order to meet the financial requirements of prospective Nigeria home owners.
x. Improve and beautify the environment by establishing open spaces, parks and gardens for recreational purposes in cities, towns and rural settlements built by government agencies or the private sector. NNPP government will encourage private participation in the provision of recreational facilities.
15. YOUTHS, SPORTS AND CULTURE
The NNPP government will place emphasis on the training and mobilization of youths for self-development and nation-building. It will also plan and execute policies and programmes that would make sports an effective instrument for unity, national integration and a veritable tool for economic advancement. Furthermore, the Party will continue to promote and protect the cherished values and traditions of Nigeria's diverse cultural heritage.
NNPP recognizes the importance of sports as an instrument of unity and social cohesion as well as physical and mental development of her citizens. NNPP also views sports as a reliable means of livelihood as well as a big foreign exchange earner. An NNPP government will therefore concentrate on the following:
NNPP recognizes that culture is an embodiment of people’s way of life. To sustain and project appropriately the rich cultural diversity of Nigeria, the Party will therefore work through the following:
Information is power. The channel of information dissemination is the muscle that serves as the bridge linking the government, the citizens, and other countries. The NNPP is committed to establishing a strong and up-to-date system of information at all levels of government.
NNPP government will be gender sensitive and committed to encouraging full participation of the womenfolk in the political, social, economic, as well as all other aspects of national life.
i. Special emphasis will be placed on the mobilization of women for all-round development through relevant programmes.
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SECURITY
Administrative inefficiency in the public sector is one of the banes of public administration in Nigeria. The Party is keenly interested in changing the existing narratives in the administration of public service and its relevant Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs). It is also the goal of the Party to ensure that Nigerians sleep with their two eyes closed by employing adequate security in all parts of the country using modern security software/hardware and duly motivated security operatives.
18. DEFENCES AND NATIONAL SECURITY
18.0 ARMED FORCES OF NIGERIA
The NNPP government will ensure well-trained and combat ready Armed Forces against internal and external threat or aggression. This is essential to enable the government meet its obligations, particularly within and for the maintenance of international peace.
The Party will pursue the following strategies:
19. THE POLICE AND MAINTENANCE OF LAW AND ORDER
Police is a vital agency for the maintenance of law and order in the country. To prevent anarchy and reduce the incidence of crime in society, the nation should have and maintain a vigorous, motivated, knowledgeable and efficient Police force.
NNPP government will increase the present strength and improve the quality of Police service through proper training, adequate supply and maintenance of equipment and enhanced remuneration to combat crime. Accordingly, the party's main objectives will be to:
i. Increase the present strength and quality of the Nigerian Police to enable it perform better in guaranteeing the safety of lives and property and the maintenance of law and order throughout the country.
ii. Expand and improve training facilities available to members of the Nigerian Police.
iii. Provide adequate funding for the Nigerian Police to ensure the acquisition and maintenance of necessary equipment.
iv. Abolish barracks system and provide proper accommodation and amenities for all members of the Nigerian Police and their families within the Communities of their service post.
v. Improve the welfare, working conditions, salaries and allowances of the Nigerian Police, with a view to improving their image and curbing the tendency for corruption among some members of the service.
vi. Establish an insurance fund to provide insurance policy cover for Police men and women who sustain injuries or suffer death in the course of their duties.
vii. Adequately equip the Police to check crimes by ensuring that reasonable budgetary provisions are made to meet their requirements.
viii. Where the Government cannot singly meet the cost of the budgetary provisions, private organizations will be encouraged to make donations of, among other things, vehicles and equipment to facilitate its operations, especially, in the urban centres.
ix. The training programmes of the Police will be structured to make them fully conscious of the need to ensure good public relations.
x. NNPP will encourage the deployment of Policemen and Police Women to zones of the country where they are familiar with the environment and native language.
20. THE JUDICIARY AND ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
The NNPP government will:
In furtherance of the above objectives, the Party will:
21. CORRECTIONAL CENTRES
21.2. CIVIL SERVICE
The objectives are for Nigerians to enjoy effective and efficient civil service that will be people oriented in all aspects of their operations.
To achieve these objectives, an NNPP Government will:
i. Create ideal working environment for civil servants to participate in policy formulation and subsequent implementation.
23. TRADITIONAL RULERS
NNPP believes that traditional rulers discharge important social and cultural responsibilities in the interest of their communities, and of the nation at large. Therefore:
To achieve the above stated objectives, an NNPP Government will:
24. COMMUNITY AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT
i. NNPP government will encourage people to participate in the development process of their towns and rural communities, for the promotion of rapid development of the areas.
ii. NNPP government will emphasize the relevance of town unions, community associations and cooperatives in the building of the nation.
RECREATION AND TOURISM
Nigeria is a country that has been endowed with different cultures, vegetation, topography and sceneries, but regrettably poor utilization of these bounties has made revenue generation from these resources virtually nil. NNPP Government recognizes that “all work and no play/rest, makes everybody inactive, docile and sick”. Like sports, there are inactive ways of making judicious use of our leisure periods. Government and private partners would be encouraged to come up with Centres, Green Areas, and Tourism Destinations etc., where, Nigerians and tourists from around the world would be motivated to visit for leisure. These will include, but not limited to promoting existing ones and the setting up of others. Our objectives will be:
NNPP objectives in recreation and tourism will be:
i. To promote the utilization of existing recreational parks and also establish new ones in cities and towns.
ii. To promote the establishment of children parks and amusement centres for good mental development of our children.
iii. To increase the setting up of Green Areas and ensure adequacy in the establishment or rehabilitation of such leisure Centres; including, Zoos, Games Reserves and Botanical Gardens.
iv. Establish through Public Private Partnership Hotels of International standards for Local and Tourists attractions.
v. Support existing Museums and Monument parks to preserve cultural heritages of the nation and also enrich tourism and leisure.
Given it an all-inclusive security policy framework, tourists would be encouraged to visit Tourist Destinations and Game Reserves scattered throughout Nigeria.
Nigeria’s foreign policy has since independence passed through various trajectories. There has been continuity and change in the country’s foreign policy posture. Under a democratic dispensation and a government controlled by the NNPP, Nigeria’s foreign policy will be dynamic and reflect the changing patterns of global relations. Its cornerstone will be to promote Nigeria’s national interest, foster cooperation with countries around the world and pursue economic diplomacy to enhance and promote foreign investments. This can be achieved by ensuring that bilateral and multilateral relations serve the interest of the country. Regional and continental ties will be maintained and encouraged to ensure the country’s leading role in African affairs.
26. INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
Accordingly, the NNPP government will:
26.3 NIGERIANS ABROAD
The Party will place high premium on the lives of all Nigerians in diaspora and therefore will put in place necessary diplomatic machinery to promote the welfare and protect the lives, dignity, properties and activities of Nigerian citizens in any country where they are domiciled.
OTHER KEY ISSUES FOR CONSIDERATION
Aware of the importance of planning in the development of any nation, NNPP government shall put in place a realistic, all-embracing and responsive development plan for the purpose of effective utilization and channeling of the nation's abundant resources towards national development. Such a plan has, among other things, the special value of ensuring disciplined administration, and the promotion of fair distribution of amenities among the various interests of the country.
27. PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE
iv. The NNPP Government will ensure a more effective utilization of the National Sectorial Committees in the various sectors of the economy - National Economic Advisory Council, National Economic Intelligence Commission and National Manpower Board - and will strengthen and ensure government’s commitment to the full implementation of our vision in office.
v. NNPP government will look into the political structures of Nigeria, in line with popular demands, so as to make the country productive and peaceful for all citizens
vi. NNPP government will critically review the current War against financial/material corruption in the society with a view to make the fight very effective.
27.1. OUR COMMITMENT TO NIGERIA
This manifesto is binding on all members and governments of the NNPP. Upon election into public offices at all levels, the NNPP is duty bound to the full execution of all provisions of this manifesto for the good of all Nigerians. Any shortfall in this social contractual agreement between the NNPP and the peoples of Nigeria is an open invitation to the rejection of the party in subsequent elections.
Governance becomes complex when the government has no mission and direction. Consequently, NNPP's ideology of democratic liberalism, articulates unequivocally a new approach of leading Nigeria in the 21st century.
The policies adopted by the NNPP are liberal, realistic and pragmatic. It is therefore, imperative to ensure the continuous participation of all stakeholders in national policy formulation and implementation.
The NNPP's Manifesto allows and encourages individuals, groups and institutions to freely participate in the national development processes and be rewarded accordingly. The Manifesto is woven in the democratic fabric that ensures fair play, equity, social justice and fundamental human rights. The Manifesto demands the highest sense of responsibility from all Nigerians in the planning, development and management of the nation's resources. NNPP government in Nigeria will govern Nigeria with the fear and guidance of God to assure progress and human freedom.
This Manifesto of the New Nigeria People's Party (NNPP) has been approved and adopted on This day of …………….…………...2022
Prof. Rufa’i Ahmed Akali Dipo Olayoku
National Chairman National Secretary