He made the remark during the Presidential Launch of the NIRP and the National Enterprise Development Programme (NEDEP) at Banquet Hall of the State House, Abuja.
According to him, the NIRP will usher in a new era of value addition, enterprise development and industrialization in the country, which will create jobs and tap into existing markets and demands in Nigeria.
Stressing that his administration has consolidated on Nigeria’s fiscal position, he said that transformation of the agricultural sector will boost Nigeria’s food production by 20 million tonnes per annum, fundamentally reorganise the power sector by privatizing 11 distribution and four generating companies and bringing in private sector capital and expertise.
The President promised that he will continue to take steps that will ensure that he lives behind a stronger and better Nigeria than he met on assumption of office.
Jonathan said: “The benefit of NIRP will boost the annual revenue earned by Nigerian manufacturers by up to N5 trillion per annum.
“As we celebrate our centenary, it is clear to us that the measures of the nation cannot be detached from the dependability of its economy and a great economy must based on a solid industrial sector with well diversified minds and sources of revenue and a vibrant micro and small medium enterprises sector to create jobs and provide leverages.
“The Nigeria Industrial revolution Plan and the National Enterprise Development Programme will help to fast track the attainment of these goals. They are targeted at transforming Nigerian businesses and changing the lives of the ordinary people. It will accelerate inclusive growth and job creation and save the drain on our reserve cause by importing what we can produce