The President has constituted an Economic Sustainability Committee with his vice, Yemi Osinbajo as it’s chairman.
The committee is charged with implementing strategies to alleviate sufferings of Nigerians at this time of coronavirus pandemic.
A statement today, March 30, by the spokesman of the Vice President, Laolu Akande said that the Committee is to take care of the economic challenges and fallouts of the pandemic and consequential restrictions.
He said that apart from developing further palliatives, the committee will also develop a sustainability plan on repositioning the economy and growing the non-oil sector.
Members of the committee include Ministers of Finance, Budget and Planning; Industry, Trade and Investment; Labour; Petroleum Resources – state; CBN Governor, GMD NNPC, with the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation as Secretary.
Akande said that the Vice President spoke today at a Google Hangout where young Nigerian tech innovators discussed impact of COVID-19. The Google Hangout was organized by HACK COVID-19 Call Center in Abuja.