• Short Summary

    IN HIS FIRST BUDGET SPEECH SINCE THE END OF THE NIGERIAN CIVIL WAR, MAJOR-GENERAL GOWON, NIGERIAN HEAD OF STATE, CALLED FOR AN END TO "SECTIONAL AND SELFISH" POLITICS AND DECLARED THAT HIS GOVERNMENT IS COMMITTED TO GIVING AID TO "NEEDY" STATES IN THE NIGERIAN FEDERATION.

  • Description

    1.
    GV GOWON'S RESIDENCE.
    0.06

    2.
    CU NOTICE "SUPREME H.Q."
    0.10

    3.
    SV INT GOWON ENTERS, MEETS PRESS.
    0.19

    4.
    SV CAMERAMAN
    0.22

    5.
    GV GOWON TAKES SEAT
    0.26

    6.
    CU GOWON'S CAP ON TABLE.
    0.29

    7.
    CU GOWON SPEAKS (SOF)
    2.08


    TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 7: GOWON: "WHAT IS MOST URGENT FOR THE MAJORITY OF OUT PEOPLE NOW IS HOW TO RESTORE THE ESSENTIAL SERVICES DISRUPTED BY THE WAR AND BRING BACK NORMAL ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL CONDITIONS WHICH WILL ENABLE THE ORDINARY LAW-ABIDING CITIZEN TO EARN HIS DAILY BREAD IN EVERY PART OF THE FEDERATION WITH OUR MOLESTATION. THIS IS WHAT OUR PEOPLE FOUGHT AND DIED FOR. WE SHOULD THEREFORE SEE TO IMPROVE THE ECONOMIC WELL-BEING OF OUT PEOPLE INSTEAD OF PLAYING SECTIONAL AND SELFISH POLITICS AT THEIR EXPENSE. THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS COMMITTED TO GIVING FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO NEEDY STATES TO ENABLE THEM TO STAND ON THEIR FEET AND PLAY AN EFFECTIVE ROLE IN THE TASK OF NATION BUILDING . OUR FISCAL AND MONETARY POLICIES FOR THE COMING FINANCIAL YEAR HAVE BEEN DESIGNED TO CURB THE INFLATIONARY PRESSURES CAUSED BY THE INEVITABLE GOVERNMENT DEFICIT-FINANCING OF THE PAST THREE YEARS AND AT THE SAME TIME TO RAISE THE ADDITIONAL REVENUES AND FOREIGN EXCHANGE NECESSARY FOR MEETING THE BURDENS OF REHABILITATION, RECONSTRUCTION AND NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT."




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    Background: IN HIS FIRST BUDGET SPEECH SINCE THE END OF THE NIGERIAN CIVIL WAR, MAJOR-GENERAL GOWON, NIGERIAN HEAD OF STATE, CALLED FOR AN END TO "SECTIONAL AND SELFISH" POLITICS AND DECLARED THAT HIS GOVERNMENT IS COMMITTED TO GIVING AID TO "NEEDY" STATES IN THE NIGERIAN FEDERATION.

    THE GENERAL MADE HIS STATEMENT AS A FIVE-MAN ECONOMIC MISSION FOR THE WORLD BANK ARRIVED TO CARRY OUT A REVIEW OF NIGERIA'S ECONOMY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA76W0SWX2ZM8FIQ3QDYSRRVQ0I
    Media URN:
    VLVA76W0SWX2ZM8FIQ3QDYSRRVQ0I
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/04/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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