Governors to join Economic Sustainability Committee – Osinbajo

Some State Governors may soon join in the membership of the Economic Sustainability Committee as the implementation of the Sustainability Plan proceeds.

This hint was dropped by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, while presiding over a virtual meeting of the National Economic Council today at the Presidential Villa.

The governors had made a presentation at the NEC on how the States can collaborate effectively with the Federal Government on the implementation of the recently approved N2.3 trillion stimulus programme.

The Governors welcomed the plan and committed to working with the Federal Government.

According to the Vice President, possibly two State Governors could join the Committee for the implementation phase of the plan. He said such would be helpful and bring synergy.

Besides, state governments will also be actively involved in the process of executing projects in the plan, especially such projects based in the domains of respective States, in collaboration with other stakeholders and partners.

It would be recalled that while receiving the report of the Economic Sustainability Committee, President Muhammadu Buhari had described it as a National Plan which has gone through wide consultations. The endorsement of the Governors at today’s NEC follows the President’s description of the Sustainability Plan.

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