Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday presided over the monthly National Economic Council (NEC) at the State House, Abuja, Concise News reports.
Spokesperson for the vice president, Laolu Akande, noted that state governors, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor and some members of the Federal Executive Council were in attendance.
Concise News gathered that Akande tweeted on his Twitter handle that “Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo is now presiding over the monthly National Economic Council, NEC meeting with state governors, CBN governor and some members of the FEC.”
NEC is the constitutional body that advises the President on the coordination of the economic affairs of the country.
NEC under the leadership of Osinbajo between 2015 to April 2019 passed 173 resolutions in 38 meetings.
Some of the resolutions include the approval of $650 million seed funding as the Federal Government established the Presidential Infrastructure Development Fund.
NEC also approved Community Policing in Nigeria as well as synergy among security agencies in a bid to improve intelligence gathering and end internal security crises which included kidnapping.
The Council approved the National Transformation Livestock Plan (NLTP) which was launched by the Vice President in Adamawa on September 10.
NEC under Osinbajo’s leadership approved Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) clinics to help MSME with loans, materials and to make the process of doing business easy.
VP Osinbajo now presiding over the monthly National Economic Council, NEC, meeting with State Govs, CBN Gov & some members of the FEC. NEC is the constitutional body that advises the President on the coordination of economic affairs of the Nigerian Federation
— Laolu Akande (@akandeoj) September 19, 2019