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Governors, others hold NEC meeting in Abuja

Governors, others hold NEC meeting in Abuja

The members of the National Economic Council have converged at the presidential villa, Abuja for their monthly event.

The meeting which is chaired by Vice President, Kashim Shettima, was attended by state governors, ministers in charge of the finance budget, the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria and other co-opted government officials.

The National Economic Council was established by the provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999, as amended; Section 153(1) and Paragraphs 18 & 19 of Part I of the Third Schedule.

The council has the mandate to “advise the President concerning the economic affairs of the Federation, and in particular on measures necessary for the coordination of the economic planning efforts or economic programmes of the various Governments of the Federation.”

In the agenda, the Council is to focus on the issue of ecological and security challenges in the country as well as taking resolutions on economic matters.

It achieves its objectives by working through ad hoc committees set up to perform specific tasks, after which they are dissolved.

Inaugurating the body in June, President Bola Tinubu charged the council to support his administration in transforming the economic fortunes of the country.

He noted that the task of growing the nation’s economy is quite enormous saying that there must be “no excuse for failure”.

Tinubu reaffirmed his administration’s commitment to delivering on its promises to Nigerians.

Governors in attendance include that of Kaduna, Bauchi, Ogun, Bayelsa, Kwara, Kogi, Jigawa and some deputy governors.

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