BREAKING: Vice President Osinbajo ‘Shut Out’, As Buhari Holds Emergency Meeting In Aso Rock

By Post-Nigeria: October 9, 2019 13:07

BREAKING: Vice President Osinbajo ‘Shut Out’, As Buhari Holds Emergency Meeting In Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari, has on Wednesday, met with Chairman and members of the Economic Advisory Council, EAC, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The meeting started at the President’s office, around 11:30am.

President Buhari had on the 16th of September, replaced the Economic Management Team, EMT, headed by Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, with the Economic Advisory Council, EAC, mandated to report to him.
The Council will advise the President on economic policy matters, including fiscal analysis, economic growth, and a range of internal and global economic issues, working with the relevant cabinet members and Heads of monetary and fiscal Agencies.
It is also expected to have monthly technical sessions and scheduled quarterly meetings with the President.

In addition, the Chairman of the Council has the right to request for unscheduled meetings with the President, if the need arises.
While the Council is headed by Prof. Doyin Salami, the Vice Chairman is Dr. Mohammed Sagagi.

Other members of the Council include Prof. Ode Ojowu, Dr. Shehu Yahaya, Dr. Iyabo Masha, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, Mr. Bismark Rewane.
Dr. Mohammed Adaya Salisu, who is the Senior Special Assistant to the President, on Development Policy, is the Secretary of the Council.
The meeting with the President was still in progress at the time of filing in this report, and the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, was not in attendance.