Osinbajo heads NEC meeting
Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday presided over the National Economic Council (NEC) meeting, comprising state governors and relevant ministries of government and the Central Bank of Nigeria.
Some of the items of the agenda of the meeting included discussions on the security situation in the country.
To make presentations to the Council included Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Gabriel Olonisakin; Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai; Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Ibok Ekwe Ibas; and Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshall Abubakar Sadique; Ahmed Abubakar, Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ibrahim Idris, Inspector General of Police and the Director General of Department for State Services.
Also in attendance are Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, the National Security Adviser, Babangana Mungonu, Ministers of finance, Kemi Adeosun, Budget and National Planning, Udoma Udo Udoma, the Accountant General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris.
Governors at the meeting at the time of commencement at 11:20am, included Chairman of Governors Forum and Zamfara governor, Abdulaziz Yari, Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom, Willy Obiano of Anambra, Dave Umahi of Ebonyi, Godwin Obaseki of Edo, Aminu Masari of Katsina, Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo, Niger’s Abubakar Bello, Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna, Jigawa‘s Abubakar Badaru, Pleatau’s Simon Lalong, Lagos’s Akinwumi Ambode, Deputy governors of Bayelsa, Enugu, Rivers, Ogun, Oyo, Benue, Kano.
Also at the meeting is the Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue, Babatunde Fowler.
The opening prayer was said by the Jigawa State governor, Abubakar Badaru.