A Mid-Term Evaluation of President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan Transformation Agenda (May 2011 Â– May 2013)
Nigeria had embarked on different policies and program s for her development since independence. This paper examine s President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan Transformation Agenda th at projected Nigeria occupying the twentieth economically developed nation by in 2020 . The study is descriptive and relied primarily on secondary source s of data collection. It adopted GDP per capita and growth rate as an indices and compound interest formula to determine the development gap and growth rate between Nigeria and Brunei for it to occupy the 20 th position in the world by the year 2020. It found that the Agenda had impacted positively on each sector of the agenda but the effect was not significant enough to overcome the challen ges of poverty, unemployment, security and industrialization. The study further found that the challenges that are hindering the successful achievement of the Transformation Agenda’s objectives include but not limited to corruption, poor governance, incons istency in policy formulation and implementation. The study concludes that with good leadership and genuine commitment to the goals, the target could be attained as Nigeria is blessed with amp le natural and human resources. The study recommends the need to take bold steps towards exploi ting the maximum benefits, opportunities and strength s of the Transformation Agenda and alongside reducing the challenges facing it through good governance .