ABUJA Bight Newspaper reports that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has approved the establishment of the Pres­idential Economic Coor­dination Council (PECC) and the creation of the Economic Management Team Emergency Task­force (EET).

This is gathered from a statement issued on Wednesday by the Presi­dent’s Spokesman, Ajuri Ngelale.

The statement noted that the approval is sequel to a strategic plan to improve the nation’s economic gov­ernance frameworks and ensure robust and coordi­nated economic planning and implementation.

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It also stated that the PECC has President Tinubu as its Chairman, and Vice President Shetti­ma as Vice Chairman of PECC and NEC.

Members are President of the Nigerian Senate; Chairman, Nigeria Gover­nors’ Forum, Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance, governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, and the Minister of Agriculture and Food Security.

Others are Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Minister of Budget and Economic Plan­ning, Minister of Commu­nications, Innovation, and Digital Economy, Minister of Industry, Trade and In­vestment, Minister of La­bour and Employment, and Minister of Marine and Blue Economy.

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It also includes the Min­ister of Power, Minister of State, Petroleum Resourc­es, Minister of State, Gas, Minister of Transpor­tation, and Minister of Works.

The statement further explained that PECC will also com­prise key members of the organised private sector, who will serve for a peri­od not exceeding one year, subject to the president’s directive.

The incorporated mem­bers are Alhaji Aliko Dan­gote, Mr. Tony Elumelu, Alhaji Abdulsamad Rabi’u, Ms. Amina Maina, Mr. Be­gun Ajayi-Kadir, Mrs. Fun­ke Okpeke, and Dr. Doyin Salami.

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Others are Mr. Patrick Okigbo, Mr. Kola Adesina, Mr. Segun Agbaje, Mr. Chi­di Ajaere, Mr. Abdulkadir Aliu, and Mr. Rasheed Sa­rumi.


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