He said that there would be periodic performance evaluations for the different Ministers for Nigerians to see their achievements.
Edun said: “This is to give you elements of Tinubu’s vision and his strategy for the economy, his plans to give a better economy and a better life to Nigerians.
“His plans for the economy are economic growth, job creation and access to capital particularly consumer credit that makes growth affordable to the average Nigerian.
“ The priority areas where he is going to take Nigeria and his key priorities are to improve the lives of Nigerians by providing food security by ending poverty.”
The minister said that the last time that the country had low inflation, low exchange rate, affordable interest rate and considerable economic growth was ten years ago.
“We all know we are not where we should be, the economy is growing barely above the rate of population growth but it was not always so,” he said.
Edun said during the period of former President Goodluck Jonathan, the country had enough foreign exchange to defend the naira and meet its fiscal obligations.
“What that points to is that we have a situation where if government doesn’t have the money, it needs to facilitate and allow private funding and other sources of funding such as foreign direct investments and domestic investments by Nigerians in all areas,” he said.
Edun said that Tinubu’s agenda was increasing revenues so that there is enough funding from the government to carry out its expenditure.
“On the one hand is by increasing tax revenue not by increasing taxes but by bringing greater efficiency and to maximise the revenue.
“There will be an emphasis on efficiency in government expenditure and effective debt management so that borrowing has linked to it, the effective debt management.
“Also, the president is going to provide a better life for all by encouraging investments that improve productivity, grows the economy and thereby creates jobs and reduces poverty,” he said.
Taiwo Oyedele, Chairman, Presidential Fiscal Policy and Tax Reforms Committee, hinted plans to review the nation’s tax regime, and close N20 trillion which the country loses to tax avoidance, evasion and incentives annually.
He said that Nigeria loses up to N6trillion annually to tax incentives adopted by past governments, which did not yield the desired benefits for the country.
“When you don’t look at your incentives regime it can get to a point where it becomes a distortion for economic growth, because some people benefits or that don’t and the operates in the same sector, so they cannot compete.
“If you look at our tax expenditure reports, over the past three, four years on the average, were given away around N6 trillion per annum, that is significant and what we have not been measuring enough is the benefit we are getting from that.
“When you don’t look at your incentives regime. It can get to a point where it becomes a distortion for economic growth, because some people benefits or that don’t and the operates in the same sector, so they cannot compete.
“So I can confirm to you as part of the mandate given to us by the President, is to look at incentives regime in Nigeria.
“So we can base on data and evidence, design what is appropriate for us as a country in terms of what we want to drive, so those incentives will be targeted,” he said.