Tinubu Inaugurates NEC, Advocates Quick Reforms

Sodiq Mojibola

President Bola Tinubu has Inaugurated the National Economic Council (NEC), charging them to proffer urgent economic reforms.

The NEC was Inaugurated on Thuraday, at the Council Chambers of the State House in Abuja, to mitigate the effects of the petrol subsidy removal.

During the inauguration, President Tinubu harped on the need to immediately effect economic reforms to the economic woes of the country, stating that Nigerians want quick reforms to the economy.

In light of this, Tinubu charged the Council to take up the task to reviving the economy, emphasising there would be no room for excuses.

He said, “it is very reassuring that our citizens are behind us, but they want reforms and they want them very quickly”, he charged.

With the Vice President, Kashim Shettima overseeing it’s activities as the Chairman, the council is saddled with 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.”

The NEC which is to meet once in a month, comprise of the governors of the 36 states of Nigeria, Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the other co-opted Government officials.

PLAYFORM TIMES gathered that the governors in attendance at the Inauguration were Governors Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq (Kwara); Ademola Adeleke (Osun); Yahaya Bello (Kogi); Biodun Oyebanji (Ekiti); Abdullahi Sule (Nasarawa); Umo Eno (Akwa Ibom); Peter Mbah (Enugu); Bassey Otu (Cross River); Caleb Muftwang (Plateau); Nasir Idris (Kebbi); Aliyu Radda (Katsina) and Hycinth Alia (Benue).

Others are Dauda Lawal (Zamfara); Dapo Abiodun (Ogun); Charles Soludo (Anambra); Mai Mala Buni (Yobe); Agbu Kefas (Taraba); Sheriff Oborevwori (Delta); Siminalayi Fubara (Rivers); Mohammed Bago (Niger) and Ahmad Aliyu (Sokoto).

Francis Nwifuru (Ebonyi); Uba Sani (Kaduna); Godwin Obaseki (Edo); Alex Otti (Abia); Douye Diri (Bayelsa); Abba Yusuf (Kano); Bala Mohammed (Bauchi); Seyi Makinde (Oyo) and Borno Deputy Governor Umar Kadafur with Ondi Deputy Lucky Ayedatiwa.

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