In Lagos on Wednesday (11 November) Major-General Gowon launched a 1,200 million pounds (2,880 million dollars) national development plan aimed at placing Nigeria in the forefront of African economies over the next four years.
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TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 3: GOWON: "Fellow Nigerians, it is my pleasant duty today to launch the second national development plan 1970 -- 74. This programme of post-war reconstruction and development marks another decisive step in the nation's forward march to progress and stability. You will recall my Independence Day announcement that the five national objectives on which the plan is based are to make Nigeria....(1) a united strong and self-reliant nation, (2) a great and dynamic economy, (3) a just and egalitarian society, (4) a land of full and equal opportunities for all its citizens, and (5) a free and democratic society. The Supreme Military Council has resolved that all persons in positions of trust in this country...no matter how highly placed .... must work henceforth for the full realisation of these objectives. The plan itself seeks to translate these objectives into concrete programmes which will benefit all sections of the Nigerian community. The second national plan covers the whole country and all aspects of the national economy. Every part of the country will feel the impact of the plan in the next four years. The economic destiny of Nigeria lies in the hands of all Nigerians. The second national plan has set out the guidelines for safeguarding our national interest."
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Background: In Lagos on Wednesday (11 November) Major-General Gowon launched a 1,200 million pounds (2,880 million dollars) national development plan aimed at placing Nigeria in the forefront of African economies over the next four years. In a nation-wide broadcast the Nigerian Head of State revealed major plans for investment in four main priority sectors....... agriculture, industry, transport and education. The military government is anxious to revitalise these before handing over to civilian rule.