PHILOSOPHY OF GOVERNANCE
of State: Federalism
of State: Socialism
To uplift the poor and oppressed Nigerian on the forgotten
streets and habitations across our country; those left to
rot and die by an uncaring government who see the people
as nuisance, rather than resources. PPP is a large tent
for our countrymen and women who share our belief that
government has grown too corrupt; has become too callous
and has done very little.
To build and safeguard a fair, free and open society, in
which we seek to balance the fundamental values of
liberty, equality and community, and in which no one shall
be enslaved by class, poverty, ignorance, or conformity.
To champion the freedom, dignity and well-being of
individuals. We acknowledge and respect the right of every
human being to freedom of conscience and their right to
develop their talents to the full.
To spread and distribute the power of State, to foster
diversity and to nurture creativity. We believe that the
role of the State is to enable all citizens to attain
these ideals, to contribute fully to their communities and
to take part in the decisions that affect their lives.
To build a nation in which all people share the same basic
rights, in which they live together in peace and in which
their diverse cultures will be able to develop freely.
STRUCTURE OF GOVERNANCE
Party is built on the simple and clear principle of
partnership with the people in governance. Our governments
will be a real partnership between the people, their
communities and the government agencies. The structure is
Government Agencies and Ministries will continue to
provide technical and logistics expertise in vetting,
certifying and supporting government projects and services
in our various communities.
All funds budgeted for community development projects and
services will be held in a single consolidated account in
Nigeria. They will no longer be handed over to the
Ministries as currently practiced to be expended as they
deem fit without proper oversight. Therein lies the root
of corruption so endemic in Government.
Each community will be mandated to elect its Community
Project Funds (CPF) annually to handle the payment and
execution of the projects due the community in that year's
The Agencies and Ministries of Government will assist the
community in the tender and bidding process, technical and
project execution expertise for any given project.
However, the communities through their respective CPFs
shall disburse funding for the project directly to the
contractors without resorting to the Government Ministries
The disbursement shall be in the form of Government checks
or vouchers payable through the CBN to the account of the
contractor in a manner so controlled as to avoid direct
transaction in cash between the community and the
utilizing this simple approach, PPP aims to empower the
people to make final decisions in the execution of
projects meant for their communities. In doing so, we
ensure that the people get the full number of project
items earmarked in the budget, not just a fraction of it
distorted to divert the remainder of the funds to the
private pockets of corrupt public officials.
intend to apply this principle; "LET THE PEOPLE
CONTROL THE MONEY"; in the execution of projects,
delivery of government services, education, health care
delivery, policing, etc. The money belongs to the people
of Nigeria. PPP will let them control it. We will take it
out of the hands of the corrupt elite. This is the only
way to advance our country in the mess that we now find
all programs and policies of governance, PPP shall be
mindful of gender fairness and youth representations; to
ensure that no segment of our national existence is left
ECONOMIC REFORM AGENDA
economic reform agenda of PPP is designed to:
Reconstruct Nigeria starting with the leading role of the
State in the economy to ensure peace, justice, equality,
dignity of the human person, and progressive even
development of the entire nation.
Rebuild Nigeria's industrial base, leveraging modern
information technology to develop and sustain an
integrated industrial revolution to create a multi-faceted
manufacturing and export focused economy.
Create tremendous growth within ten years through the
realization of capital and enabling environment to launch
the much desired technology revolution in Nigeria.
Develop a middle class driven by small business owners,
professional class and fair access to credits.
we advance the following TEN ECONOMIC BLUEPRINT:
Reform the tax code and restructure the polity to allow
for wealth creation at all levels.
Eliminate State barriers to self-reliance.
Eliminate constitutional defects to create donor union
States in place of the current beggar union States.
Institutionalize a workfare State to replace the current
Decentralize infrastructure delivery to empower local
solutions to local problems.
Decentralize law enforcement to achieve lasting and
enduring internal security; Implement local control of
policing through Community Police Boards, CPBs.
Implement local control of basic education through
Community School Boards, CSBs.
Implement local control of service delivery through
Community Project Funds, CPFs.
Implement local control of healthcare delivery through
Community Health Cooperatives, CHHs.
Implement local control of electoral voting through
Community Vote Control Initiative, CVCI.
will determine why private schools work and use the same
principles to make the public schools work as well. Why
must the children of the poor be perpetually assigned to
failed public school systems without hope and without a
future, while the few rich ones afford to pay their wards'
ways into the exclusive private schools? We intend to
bring the practices and principles of private education
into government schools. We will implement it and pay for
it through the Community School Boards (CSBs).
will have primary and secondary schools in a given
community governed by the Community School Board and an
Annual General Meeting (AGM) in the community, village or
town. The School Heads and Principals will be members of
the School Board and shall have roles similar to those of
a Managing Director or Chief Executive Officer of an
organization. As CEO, the School Head or Principal shall
report to the local school board and shall be hired and
fired by the Board.
funding for primary and secondary education shall be
channeled through the Community School Board in the given
community. We will eliminate the monies being sent
directly to the various Ministries of Education where
corruption holds sway to the detriment of public schools.
Annual General Meeting (AGM) of any school district shall
consist of parents of the students enrolled in the schools
and residents of the host community who have attained the
statutory voting age. It is this AGM that will freely
elect the members of the School Board from amongst itself
and shall ratify and/or initiate the hiring and firing of
the School Principal or Head.
will implement this strong parental and community
involvement in education to bring back accountability
which is identifiably the main difference between
excelling private schools and sinking public schools. We
will let the community make the decisions in the schools
that serve the community, while the government continues
to fund education through the communities.
on Basic Education:
We will pursue aggressive programs to recruit, train,
reward and retain excellent teachers.
We will legislate and enforce high academic standards.
We will increase the number of model schools.
We will provide free and compulsory quality education at
primary and secondary levels.
We will pass and enforce laws to penalize parents who
fail to register their wards in school.
For Higher Education:
PPP will provide access for all qualified students.
We will introduce government matched funds for Education
Savings Accounts (ESA); set up 10 years or earlier
before a student is due to attend a tertiary
institution. Working class parents can use the ESA to
finance their ward's tertiary education. As parents make
regular contributions to the funds, it is matched 100%
by government funds to a predetermined limit. When the
ward is ready for tertiary education, the funds can be
accessed via vouchers for the payment of the fees,
housing and stipend required for the entire duration of
the ward's tertiary education. This account will be
warehoused in the Central Bank.
We will introduce fixed interest, performance based,
Deferred Education Loan Schemes (DELS), which students
can access to fund their education in tertiary
institutions. Loan payback will commence after
graduation and upon gainful employment of the graduated
We will introduce Technology Education Grants (TEG) to
students drafted into targeted government programs
designed to develop key national technologies to leap
frog military and industrial establishments.
PPP will foster competition among tertiary institutions,
which is the key to such universal access. We will let
the institutions make decisions regarding admission,
curriculum, grading and graduation, with standards,
guidelines, checks and balances against abuse provided
by government agencies.
A PPP led government will ensure that there is, at
least, one tertiary institution in each Local Government
Area in Nigeria.
We will implement higher education funding by a
combination of local, state and federal resources
channeled through government guaranteed student loans
and grants tied to specific achievements. Students would
utilize private resources; government matched Education
Savings Account (ESA); achievement-based Guaranteed
Student Loans (GSL); or Grants to fund their tertiary
& Distance Learning:
PPP will aggressively pursue adult and distance learning
programs for citizens already left behind.
We will create whole and matched funds for premium and
economic driven research partnerships between the
industrial sector and the education sector, with
emphasis on Information technology programs and
manufactured ICT products.
SOCIAL SECURITY & HEALTHCARE
PPP led government will establish a Community Health
Cooperative (CHC) in every community in the country.
Each CHC shall be primarily responsible to staff and
manage the healthcare delivery infrastructure in the
Government will fund healthcare delivery by making
available healthcare vouchers, which Nigerians may use
to pay their medical bills at their local healthcare
The healthcare vouchers shall be channeled through the
Community Health Cooperatives and distributed to
residents of the various communities.
The CHC shall maintain vital records of recipients and
voucher utilization and shall periodically furnish the
records as required to the relevant oversight government
ministries and agencies.
Hospitals and other Medical Centers shall continue to
exist and subsidized for more invasive healthcare
services and CHC referrals.
PPP will establish private employer health insurance
pools, which will give small employers the liberty to
band together to purchase group insurance for their
employees at reduced rates.
We will develop policies to tie jobs with good health
We will establish community health centers in every
village or ward in the country. Every community must
have a credible healthcare delivery facility.
We will increase immunization rates and increase
resources for biomedical research.
We will aggressively pursue low priced domestic
alternatives to expensive drugs.
PPP will lead in setting sound HIV/AIDS policy,
including increased research funding and access to
health services. We place a high priority on finding
domestic cure for HIV/AIDS and other lethal health
PPP will develop a National Retirement Insurance Program
(NRIP), a universal social security protection for the
poor, the disadvantaged and the middle class, against
old age and retirement.
Every citizen or legal resident of Nigeria must register
with the program and obtain a Social Security Number.
Children are automatically registered and assigned a
number at birth.
The governments in the country shall use the database
for development planning, to provide service to their
communities, to receive and process individual taxes, to
provide unemployment, death and retirement benefits,
We will simplify pension laws and make it easier for
more businesses, especially small ones, to offer
voluntary pension plans, matched by government funds.
HOUSING & HOME OWNERSHIP
ownership is central to our plan of expanding Nigeria's
We will make housing and home ownership more accessible
and affordable to everyone.
PPP led government will liberalize access to housing
credits for entrepreneurs and consumers.
To jumpstart and sustain economic growth, we must assist
millions of low-income families move from renting to
owning their homes through direct grants, private sector
driven rent-to-own programs, government guaranteed loans
and affordable low interest long-term mortgage loans.
We will look for solutions to home ownership, where the
monthly rent of a household is enough to pay the monthly
mortgage of their home.
A PPP Government will ban the current bad policy of
demolishing the homes of the citizens in the name of
urban planning. Where there is a need to relocate
citizens, PPP will first provide alternative housing
before embarking on any relocation exercise. 6. We will
implement a national strategy to reach every home with
affordable basic amenities, such as electricity, water,
cooking gas, internet and communication facilities.
We shall pursue joint federal, state, and local
initiatives for agro-based resources and environmental
We will ensure that our agricultural resources and
environmental policies reflect the particular needs and
strengths of geographic regions, localities and the
Agro-based resources and environmental policies should
focus on achieving results - not crafting bureaucratic
processes and, certainly not forcefully appropriating
what belongs to the states and the localities.
PPP believes that a culture of sustained economic growth
and progress can be cultivated when the states and
localities are freed to demonstrate their unique
abilities to manage local agricultural resources, the
center applying necessary oversight.
PPP Federal government will pass legislation on
mechanized farming and provide the enabling environment
for states and communities to apply the legislation to
their specific strengths.
Rather than expect farmers to invest in capital
intensive mechanized equipment and vehicles,
agricultural cooperatives will be established and
encouraged to partner with governments at all levels, to
provide low cost mechanized equipment and vehicles on
lease to the farmers and provide the human capacity
necessary to jump start the agrarian revolution. This
program will bring mechanization to the low-income
farmer who can now lease such services through a variety
of grants, deferred loan programs, or government
We will engage in bilateral and global negotiations to
open key trade markets in consumer nations.
We will focus on production for domestic consumption,
while tying export produce to target markets.
We will particularly focus on opening the largely
populated Asian markets like China and India, while not
neglecting key produce for Europe and the Americas.
A PPP Government will implement agrarian policies and
infrastructure to ensure that seasonal crops and produce
are continually harvested, preserved, stored and made
available throughout the year.
SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
PPP will develop and implement policies that support the
growth of the trader in the marketplace. This is a key
ingredient to unleash sustainable economic growth.
We will provide the platform and funding to train
individuals new to the work force. These are
pre-requisites to a workfare economy.
We will provide initiatives, such as lower tax rates,
zero inheritance tax, zero capital gains tax and minimum
bureaucracy to encourage business expansion and new
We will pursue aggressive expansion of regional and
overseas markets for domestic goods and services.
We will end the constant harassment of traders and small
businesses by government and quasi-government agencies.
We will set up Small and Medium Business Regulatory
Enforcement Fairness Board (SMB-REFaB) to liaise with
trade unions and organizations in order to protect the
small business from corrupt and overzealous government
regulators, and we shall require the States and Local
Governments to do the same.
We will provide highly subsidized comprehensive health
insurance to small business owners.
We will facilitate private sector cooperative
initiatives to band small businesses nationwide in order
to buy functional health insurance premiums, either
through health insurance companies or directly in
hospitals and other healthcare centers.
We will create government bonds/guarantees which
traders, small businesses and start-up businesses can
utilize as collaterals for targeted bank loans for stock
replenishment, business expansion and growth.
PPP will implement intervention programs to develop
small business initiatives to provide gainful employment
to the young and unemployed.
POLICING & INTERNAL SECURITY
advocates a decentralized and competitive law enforcement
structure to implement crime-fighting initiatives, with
local content and local accountability, to drastically
lower crime, and other societal vices:
Community Police Bureau to oversee regulations and
investigate crimes in the village, town or community.
The Community Police shall have primary responsibility
over security matters and crimes committed and limited
within its community of ownership.
Area Council Police Bureau to oversee regulations and
investigate crimes in the Local Government Areas. If the
crime involves two or more communities of the same Area
Council or Local Government Area, then the Area Council
Police Bureau shall have primary responsibility.
State Police Bureau to enforce state laws and
regulations and investigate crimes within the State. If
the crime affects communities of different LGAs or Area
Councils within a state, then the State Police Bureau
shall have primary responsibility.
Federal Police Bureau to oversee federal laws and
regulations and investigate federal crimes. If the crime
affects communities across different State lines, then
the Federal Police Bureau shall have primary
At every level, there shall be a parallel Judiciary
Sheriff, completely independent of the Executive branch
of Government and reporting to the Chief Judicial
Officers. The duty of the Judiciary Police shall be to
enforce court orders, judgments, rulings and directives
without resorting to the Executive arm of Government. In
so doing, the Judiciary Police acts as a check on the
excesses of the Executive and the regular Police
We will enact and implement two enabling legislations
for the transportation sector; (i)
The "Transportation Security Act (TSA)" for
the Twenty-First Century transportation industry. (ii)
The "Aviation Security Act (ASA)". With
both legislations, we will usher landmark laws, to
initiate and finish an unprecedented federal investment
in roads, bridges, transit systems, waterways, railways,
airports and air traffic control systems.
Our national railroad network, which should be a crucial
component of our public transportation system, is
comatose, and has been so for nearly four decades.
Railroads helped build our country during the
pre-independence days and shortly thereafter. Our
national passenger railroad network should be a precious
resource that can play a key role in transportation and
economic growth. We will pursue a healthy interstate and
intercity passenger and cargo rail systems, and where
economically viable, the development of a national
high-speed passenger railroad system as an instrument of
economic development, and enhanced mobility.
PPP will aggressively implement public-private
partnership programs to build, operate and transfer
modern interconnected interstate highways, dual carriage
multi-lanes, to link the length and breadth of our
nation and fed with motor-able road networks to our
rural communities. This massive effort is a key driver
to the much desired national economic and employment
revolution in Nigeria.
ENERGY & INFRASTRUCTURE
policies will deliver Regular Supply of Electric Power,
Good Telephone and Telecommunication Network, Good Roads
and Good Water supply. Nigeria
needs a national energy and infrastructure strategy - we
will pursue a "National Energy & Infrastructure
Security Act (NEISA)". That strategy will:
Increase the supplies and refining of coal, oil, and
natural gas for domestic consumption through novel
partnerships of the Federal, State and Local
Governments, and the private sector. Our country does
have ample energy resources waiting to be developed, and
there is simply no substitute for an increase in their
domestic production and use.
Introduce first line small-scale energy lease permits to
encourage regulated small business investment in the
exploitation, refining and marketing of small quantities
of the energy products to communities, governments, and
the private sector, such as petroleum oil, coal, gas,
methane, solar and other renewable energy sources, etc.
Provide tax free incentives for production &
distribution of energy.
Offer a degree of price certainty to encourage and
sustain small domestic stripper producers.
Advance clean coal and renewable energy technologies,
such as solar, wind, open-loop biomass facilities, and
electricity produced from steel cogeneration.
Provide tax incentive and government partnership for
residential use of solar power.
We will decentralize the nation's energy and
infrastructure industry to release efficient and
competitive delivery of services to the people. The
current geopolitical entities shall be given substance
to form the basis of the decentralized delivery of
infrastructure envisioned by the "National Energy
& Infrastructure Security Act (NEISA)".
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