Development Planning prior to the Civil War

  • Barry Floyd


Frequent references have been made in previous chapters to the first Eastern Nigeria Development Plan (1962–8) which in turn was a part of the National Development Plan for all Nigeria.1 The broad objectives of the plan and the progress achieved by 1966 are reviewed in this final chapter of our study. Before the outbreak of hostilities in Nigeria a second ‘medium-term’ National Development Plan was being prepared, to come into effect at the termination of the present plan and to last for five years (1968–73). An overall ‘perspective development’ plan covering the period 1968–88 was also being formulated.2


Niger Delta Capital Expenditure European Economic Community Eastern Province National Development Plan 
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    Nigeria, Federal Ministry of Economic Development, National Development Plan 1962–68 (Lagos, 1962), chapter 8, Eastern Nigeria Development Programme, pp. 195–266.Google Scholar
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    Nigeria, Federal Ministry of Economic Development, National Development Plan. Progress Report 1964 (Lagos, 1965), chap. 4, app. B, Eastern Nigeria Government Programme, pp. 136–67.Google Scholar
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© Barry Floyd 1969

Authors and Affiliations

  • Barry Floyd
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  1. 1.University of NigeriaNsukkaNigeria

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