- The federal government is taking steps to note the effect of the rampaging coronavirus on Nigeria
- The Nigerian leader held a meeting with two ministers, the CBN governor, and NNPC GMD at the State House
- The meeting was an opportunity for the officials to brief the president on the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the Nigerian economy
In light of the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus in Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari met with members of the presidential committee to review the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the nation's economy.
The information was revealed on the official Facebook page of the president on Thursday, April 2.
Legit.ng gathered that the meeting was used by the committee to give Buhari a report on the effect of COVID-19 situation on the lives and livelihoods of Nigerians across the country.
President Buhari noted that as a government, his administration is very mindful of the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Present at the meeting was the minister of finance, Zainab Ahmed, minister of state for petroleum, Chief Timipre Sylva, CBN Governor Godwin Emefiele, and GMD, NNPC, Mele Kyari.
This meeting is coming almost a week after the Nigerian leader received a briefing from the minister of health, Osagie Ehanire, and director-general of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Chikwe Ihekweazu, at his residence in the State House, Abuja.
Bashir Ahmad, the personal assistant to President Buhari on new media, revealed this in a series of tweets on Saturday, March 28.
The meeting was used by Ehanire and Ihekweazu to give Buhari a report on the COVID-19 situation in the country amid the introduction of new measures to prevent the spread of the virus.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that President Buhari set up a committee with a mandate to make a quick assessment of the impact of coronavirus on the country's economy.
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), was also present at the meeting.
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