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Osinbajo Leads NEC Meeting




Nigeria’s Vice president Professor Yemi Osinbajo On Thursday, presided over a meeting of the National Economic Council, NEC, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The vice president, by the provisions of Nigeria’s Constitution, is the chairman of NEC.

According to the tweet by Mr. Laolu Akande, the spokesperson to the Vice president, the meeting started with the Central Bank of Nigeria governor and some members of the Federal Executive Council in attendance.

“VP Osinbajo now presiding over the monthly National Economic Council, NEC, meeting with State Govs, CBN Gov & some members of the FEC. NEC is the constitutional body that advises the President on the coordination of economic affairs of the Nigerian Federation,” Akande tweeted.

This meeting is the second since the inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet for the second term.