Private sector expectations and priorities

The private sector expectations and priorities are as follows:

Agriculture

Expectations and Priorities

  • Generation and adoption of research technologies and use of research consortia.
  • Training for agriculture extension personnel.

Enablers

  • Water for irrigation projects and fertilizer plants.
  • Economic corridors to target commodity value chains by region.
  • Revitalisation of the commodities exchange market.
  • A price support mechanism for guaranteed minimum prices.
  • Revision of the Land Use Reform Act to accommodate the certification of farmlands.
  • Roads connecting farms to markets and storage silos.
  • Agri-industrial parks and Staple Crop Processing Zones (SCPZ) to drive food manufacturing.
  • Knowledge exchange networks.
  • Farm support centres

Water

Expectations and Priorities

  • Develop land for large and small-scale irrigations.
  • Complete various water projects across the country.
  • Develop new, manageable projects targeted at communities.
  • Execute a PPP framework through the government procurement process.

Enablers

  • A clear water infrastructure policy/well-articulated reforms.
  • Donor support through grants.
  • Effective staffing of the water corporations.
  • Regional projects implemented across the states to allow for sharing of resources.
  • Adoption of technology for the collection of bills.

Mining

Expectations and Priorities

  • Continue with reforms and focus on sustainability of initiatives.
  • Government to invest in acquisition and integration of geo-scientific data.
  • License exploitation of Nigeria’s strategic solid minerals – coal, bitumen, iron ore, limestone, barites, gold, lead/zinc.
  • Provide basic mine site infrastructure like ‘pit to port’ road and rail networks.
  • Develop a clear framework for private sector-led mining activities in Nigeria.
  • Establish a mineral exploration and development authority.
  • Ensure reliable and increased power supply.

Enablers

  • A stronger regulatory framework for the sector and greater regulatory transparency.
  • Access to geo-scientific data for investors.
  • Addressing the activities of illegal miners and smugglers.
  • Fiscal incentives for investors.
  • Improved transportation infrastructure, roads and rail for haulage.