VP Shettima Presides Over NEC Meeting as Governors Converge in Abuja


May 16, 2024

The 141st National Economic Council (NEC) meeting held on Thursday at the Council Chamber of the State House in Abuja, with Vice President Kashim Shettima presiding over the gathering. The meeting brought together governors from various states across Nigeria, with several deputy governors also in attendance, representing their respective governors.

Notably present at the meeting were Governors Babagana Zulum of Borno State, Uba Sani of Kaduna State, Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State, and Umaru Bago of Niger State, among others. However, Governor Siminalayi Fubara of Rivers State was absent, as he was attending the inauguration ceremony for the construction of the Elele-Omoku Road in Rivers State.

The NEC meeting, which was the first physical gathering in over a month, ended abruptly without the usual briefing to State House Correspondents. According to an aide to the Vice President, the meeting was adjourned, but no date was announced for the next meeting.

This development has raised questions about the outcome of the meeting and the decisions taken by the council. The NEC, which is composed of the Vice President, governors, and other key stakeholders, plays a crucial role in shaping the country’s economic policies and addressing pressing national issues.

The last two NEC meetings were held virtually, with the Vice President presiding over the gatherings. The council’s physical meeting on Thursday was seen as an opportunity for governors to engage in person and discuss critical issues affecting the nation. However, the abrupt ending of the meeting has left many wondering about the next steps and the future of the council’s deliberations.

WP2Social Auto Publish Powered By : XYZScripts.com