JUST IN: President Buhari Holds First Meeting With New Economic Council

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday in Abuja met with members of the recently constituted Economic Advisory Council, according to the Ne...

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday in Abuja met with members of the recently constituted Economic Advisory Council, according to the News Agency of Nigeria.

The Economic Advisory Council replaced the Economic Management Team headed by Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo.

The functions of the EAC headed by Prof Doyin Salami include fiscal analysis, economic growth and a range of internal and global economic issues working with the relevant cabinet members and heads of monetary and fiscal agencies.

“The EAC will have monthly technical sessions as well as scheduled quarterly meetings with the President.

“The Chairman may, however, request for unscheduled meetings if the need arises,” an earlier statement by presidential aide, Femi Adesina said.

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