Why Buhari created Economic Advisory Council - Osinbajo finally speaks

Why Buhari created Economic Advisory Council - Osinbajo finally speaks

- VP Yemi Osinbajo has explained that the newly-created Economic Advisory Council was put together by President Muhammadu Buhari to assist himself

- Osinbajo gave the explanation following the request by governors for clarification on the relationship between the National Economic Council and the EAC

- The vice president added that NEC could be briefed regularly on the activities of the EAC, with the president’s permission

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has explained that the newly-created Economic Advisory Council (EAC) was put together by President Muhammadu Buhari to assist himself.

Osinbajo stated this at a meeting of the National Economic Council (NEC) at the State House on Thursday, September 19, Daily Trust reports.

Legit.ng gathers that speaking after the meeting, the governor of Gombe state, Inuwa Yahaya, disclosed this to reporters.

Yahaya said the vice president gave the explanation following the request by governors for clarification on the relationship between the NEC and EAC.

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The governor said: “Governors requested clarification from the council chairman (VP Osinbajo), on the relationship between the NEC and the newly formed Economic Advisory Council.

“And the vice president explained that the council is advisory for the benefit of Mr President, while the NEC is established by the constitution; they are to complement one another.

“He (Osinbajo) added that NEC could be briefed regularly on the activities of the Economic Advisory Council with the permission of Mr President.”

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Recall that Legit.ng previously reported that the presidency, through its special assistant on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, dismissed viral claims that the office of the vice president, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, had been sidelined and rendered redundant.

This came after mixed reactions trailed President Muhammadu Buhari's constitution of the Economic Advisory Council to replace the Economic Management Team (EMT) headed by Osinbajo.

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Adesina refuted the claims, assuring Nigerians that the presidency, as always, was united.

Adesina said that the insinuation that there was a rift between Osinbajo and the president was being spread by detractors of the federal government.

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