- President Muhammadu Buhari has presided over another FEC meeting in Abuja
- This is the fourth virtual FEC meeting convened by the presidency
- The meeting had in attendance Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SGF Boss Mustapha and ministers
The fourth virtual weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting has kicked off at the Presidential Villa in Abuja with President Muhammadu Buhari physically present to preside over it.
Convened in the council chambers of the State House, the meeting has in attendance Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha; National Security Adviser (NSA), General Mohammed Babagana Monguno (Rtd.); and Ibrahim Gambari, the chief of staff to the president, The Nation reports.
Among others said to be at the meeting are the minister of works and housing, Babatunde Fashola; the minister of power, Saleh Mamman, the minister of finance, budget and national planning, Zainab Ahmed and Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the minister of information and culture.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Osinbajo on Friday, April 10, met with President Buhari in Aso Villa to brief him on the progress of the Economic Sustainability Committee (ESC) which he was directed to chair.
Legit.ng reported 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 that the president was seriously concerned about the hardship being faced by daily earners as a result of the lockdown, adding that succour was on the way.
He further stated in a thread of tweet that many citizens of the country were 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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