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09 October 2019

BREAKING: Buhari meets Economic Council in Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari 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 last month replaced the Economic Management Team, headed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, with the Economic Advisory Council, 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.

The Chairman also has the right to request for unscheduled meetings with the President, if the need arises.

President Buhari mourns victims of boat mishap

President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the families of the thirty-eight victims of a boat mishap in Kirfi Local Council area in Bauchi State.

In a condolence message by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, in Abuja, President Buhari described the incident “as a devastating tragedy not only for families of victims, but also for the country.’’

The President, after being informed of the tragedy, said he was profoundly touched by the death of the fellow Nigerians who had no idea they were embarking on their last journey.

He also commiserated with the government and people of Bauchi , urging steadfastness in prayer for the souls of the departed, and their families.

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 this report.

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