- President Buhari had a meeting with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo
- This development was confirmed in a tweet by the Nigerian presidency
- Talks between the duo is expected to be centred on the administration's economic response to the coronavirus pandemic
Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, January 5, met behind closed doors with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the State House, Abuja.
This was disclosed in a tweet via the verified Twitter handle of the presidency. According to the tweet, the president is receiving a briefing from Osinbajo on the progress of the implementation of the Economic Sustainability Plan.
The vice president is briefing the Nigerian leader concerning the administration’s economic stimulus response to the coronavirus pandemic.
The meeting is coming on the heels of the country battling the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.
It would be recalled that the federal government on Monday, January 4, assured Nigerians that there is no plan to impose a fresh lockdown on the country following the battle against the second wave of the pandemic.
The government made the clarification through the minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed.
Speaking further at a conference in Lagos state, Mohammed said the federal government did not at any point say it is going to have a second lockdown.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Osinbajo said Nigeria has been presented an unprecedented opportunity to reset critical sectors of its economy as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Osinbajo revealed this during a virtual media conference on Thursday, May 14, 2020, where the Global Citizen, announced a collaboration with the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) to establish the Nigeria Solidarity Support Fund.
According to the organisers of the media conference, the initiative is targeted at mobilising Nigerians both at home and abroad to support the nation’s fight against the pandemic.
In a related development, President Buhari commended Nigerians and the organised labour for the patience they have shown the administration amid the current economic challenges.
The president also encouraged Nigerians to adopt gas as an alternative to petrol. A presidential aide, Femi Adesina, disclosed in a statement that Buhari made the comment on Tuesday, December 1, 2020, at a virtual event to unveil the National Gas Expansion Programme and National Autogas Roll-out Initiative.
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