Coronavirus: Osinbajo speaks out after meeting with Buhari on economy
- Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has revealed what he discussed with President Buhari over coronavirus
- Osinbajo met with Buhari in Aso Rock on Friday, April 10, to update him on the progress of his committee on the Nigerian economy
- The vice president admitted that Buhari is concerned about the hardship being faced by daily earners as a result of the lockdown
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Friday, April 10, met with President Muhammadu Buhari in Aso Villa to brief him on the progress of the Economic Sustainability Committee (ESC) which he was directed to chair.
Legit.ng report that the vice president noted that he and the president had held several meetings and received sectoral suggestions on how to position the Nigerian economy after coronavirus pandemic.
He said: "I met with President Buhari today to update him on the progress of the Economic Sustainability Committee which he directed me to chair. We have held a number of meetings and are receiving sectoral suggestions on how to position the Nigerian economy post-COVID-19."
Osinbajo later said while appearing on NTA that the president is seriously concerned about the hardship being faced by daily earners as a result of the lockdown, adding that succour is on the way.
He further stated in a thread of tweet that many citizens of the country are daily wage workers, adding that the president has expressed concerns about it.
"VP Osinbajo spoke to NTA after his meeting with President Buhari Friday. VP disclosed that the President is seriously concerned about the hardship being faced by daily earners as a result of the shutdown, adding that succour is on the way.
"Many of our citizens are daily wage workers and the President has expressed concerns about this. We are now thinking of ways to provide succour for the period they are unable to work.
"There are many concerns associated with the lockdown. We are concerned about how the economy will remain stable, how jobs can be protected and ways to create new jobs where possible. We believe that together, Nigeria will prevail," he tweeted.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the world is struggling to survive the season of the coronavirus pandemic which has taken thousands of lives all over the world.
It was reported that over a million people were infected with the deadly virus which was discovered in Wuhan, China.
There is no vaccine for COVID-19 but all hands are on deck to find a possible cure. The virus which seems to be spreading so fast has also affected Nigerians in their motherland and abroad.
The federal government has listed the names of 13 Nigerians who died from COVID-19 complications abroad.
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