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Vice President Osinbajo Presides Over NEC Meeting In Abuja (Photos)

The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday, December 17, presided over a virtual meeting of the National Economic Council (NEC) at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The meeting comes as the President, Muhammadu Buhari is away in his Daura hometown, Katsina state. Buhari had on Friday embarked on the week-long personal visit.

Igbere TV reports that all Governors of the 36 states joined the virtual NEC meeting from their respective states, with the Minister of Finance, Dr. Zainab Ahmed featuring as well.

Osinbajo is constitutionally the chairman of NEC which meets monthly to deliberate on the coordination of economic planning and programmes of various levels of government.

NEC comprises the 36 state governors, Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Minister of Finance, Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, and other relevant government officials whose duties hinged on the economy.

The meeting anchored from the Yellow Room, Office of the Vice President, was the seventh for the year as the nation strives to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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