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Thursday, July 11, 2024

Fuel price hike, palliatives to dominate proceedings as Shettima chairs NEC meeting in Aso Rock

Vice President Kashim Shettima is currently presiding over the National Economic Council (NEC) meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, where the trending issues in the Nigerian economy will be deliberated upon.

The meeting, which kicked off few minutes ago inside the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, has in attendance almost all the State Governors.

NEC is comprised of the 36 governors of the federation, Ministers in charge of finance, Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Group Chief Executive Officer of Nigeria National Petroleum Company Limited, NNPCL, Mele Kyari, among others.

The early callers at the Council Chamber for the meeting slated for 11 am are Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State, his colleague from Nasarawa State, Abdullahi Sule, and the deputy governor of Enugu State, Barrister Ifeanyi Ossai.

Also present are, the Gombe State governor, Inuwa Yahya; Zamfara governor, Dauda Lawan; Katsina, Dikko Radda; Kwara, Abdulrahman Abdulrazak; Abia, Dr. Alex Otti; Chundung and Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

Others are Bauchi, Senator Bala Mohammed; Kaduna State, Senator Uba Sani; Delta, Sheriff Obrevwori; Kebbi, Nasir Idris; Anambra, Prof. Charles Soludo; Edo, Godwin Obaseki; Deputy governor of Kogi State, David Onoja; Jigawa State, Umaru Namadi; Yobe State, Mai Mala Bunu; Bayelsa, Duoye Diri; Akwa Ibom, Umo Eno; Cross River, Prince Bassey Otu; Ondo State acting governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa; Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun; Sokoto State, Ahmad Aliu; Plateau State, Caleb Mutfwang; Benue, Rev. Fr. Hyacinth Alia; and Imo, Senator Hope Uzodimma.

Recall that the Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) has hinted that the federal, states and local governments are expected to share a whooping N1.95 trillion among the various tiers.

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