Vice President Shettima Leads Crucial Economic Council Meeting on Fuel Subsidy and Fiscal Health

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Vice President Shettima Leads Crucial Economic Council Meeting on Fuel Subsidy and Fiscal Health
Vice President Shettima Chairs Critical Economic Council Meet on Mitigating Fuel Subsidy Effects

Vice President Kashim Shettima is currently leading the proceedings of the National Economic Council (NEC) meeting in the esteemed Council Chambers at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. This high-profile gathering brings together a conglomerate of key stakeholders to deliberate on pivotal economic matters that impact the nation.

Comprising the impressive roster of attendees are the governors from all 36 states of the federation, along with ministers responsible for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and Finance. The Council also includes the esteemed Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), the Group Chief Executive Officer of Nigeria National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL), and several other notable members who collectively shape the nation’s economic landscape.

Today’s session is poised to delve into a diverse array of pressing issues, prominently featuring discussions surrounding the fiscal health of the Federation and a range of other pertinent matters. However, paramount amongst the topics commanding the Council’s attention is the strategic rollout of palliative measures designed to alleviate the profound impacts arising from the withdrawal of fuel subsidies.

Noteworthy dignitaries present at this gathering of eminent minds include:

Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazak of Kwara
Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo
Governor Inuwa Yahya of Gombe
Governor Dauda Lawal of Zamfara
Dr. Alex Otti of Abia
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos
Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun
Governor Senator Bala Mohammed of Bauchi
Senator Uba Sani of Kaduna
Governor Sheriff Obrevwori of Delta
Prof. Charles Soludo of Anambra
Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo
Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi
Governor Umaru Namadi of Jigawa
Governor Umo Eno of Akwa Ibom
Governor Prince Bassey Otu of Cross River
Acting Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa of Ondo State
Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun
Governor Ahmad Aliu of Sokoto
Governor Agbu Kefas of Taraba
Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa
Governor Peter Mbah of Enugu
Governor Process Babagana Zulum of Borno
The meeting also benefits from the insights of deputy governors representing the states of Katsina, Rivers, Yobe, Adamawa, Kano, and Kebbi, contributing to a robust and comprehensive exchange of ideas.

With the nation’s economic prosperity and the well-being of its citizens hanging in the balance, the NEC meeting stands as a testament to the government’s unwavering commitment to addressing critical issues through collaborative and informed discussions. As the deliberations unfold behind closed doors, the nation awaits the outcomes of this consequential session, anticipating the direction it will chart for Nigeria’s economic trajectory.

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