Coronavirus: Buhari sets up committee to assess disease's impact on Nigeria’s economy

Coronavirus: Buhari sets up committee to assess disease's impact on Nigeria’s economy

- President Buhari on Monday, March 9, met with two ministers and CBN governor in Aso Rock

- The meeting was held over the crash in oil revenue as a result of coronavirus

- Buhari, however, set up a committee to assess the impact of coronavirus on Nigeria's economy

President Muhammadu Buhari has set up a committee with a mandate to make a quick assessment of the impact of coronavirus on the country's economy.

Channels TV reports that the president asked the committee to urgently evaluate the effect of the virus on the economy, especially as it affects the prices of crude oil.

Legit.ng gathered that this came after President Muhammadu Buhari met with the ministers of finance, budget and national planning, Zainab Ahmed; and petroleum resources, Timipre Sylva.

The Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mele Kyari, was also present at the meeting.

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Members of the committee included the two ministers and the NNPC boss, as well as the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele.

Coronavirus: Buhari sets up committee to assess disease's impact on Nigeria’s economy

President and some minister during a FEC meeting in Aso Villa
Source: UGC

In the same development, The Nation reports that the CBN governor was the first to come at about 3:02 pm while others came in at the same time about 3:17 pm and proceeded straight to the president office at the State House, Abuja.

According to the report, although, the agenda of the meeting is not made public, it may not be unconnected with the crash of crude oil prices in the international market from $53pb to $31pb due to the ravaging COVID-19, otherwise known as coronavirus.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Chikwe Ihekweazu, the director-general of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), said that there was no new case of coronavirus in the country.

It was reported that Ihekweazu made this revelation on Saturday, March 7, in Abuja as he briefed journalists on the status of the reported 23 suspected cases identified in Edo, Lagos, Ogun, FCT and Kano, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

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The NCDC boss added that the agency alongside the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) is coordinating the response activities throughout Nigeria.

Also, the federal ministry of health confirmed another fresh case of coronavirus in Nigeria, bringing the number of established cases to two since the outbreak of the life-threatening infection in the country.

The health ministry made the shocking confirmation on Monday morning, March 9, in a statement on the verified Twitter page of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

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