Osinbajo Presides Over Extended National Economic Council Meeting

Channels Television  
Updated December 14, 2018

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Friday presided over the extended National Economic Council (NEC) meeting at the presidential villa in Abuja.

The Vice President at the meeting called on state governments to resist playing politics with issues of human capital development.

He asked for more concerted collaboration between states and the federal government and not trade blames to avoid repeating the mistakes of the past. He asked the state governments to get the job done through improved data, transparency and accountability.

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The NEC meeting according to a statement from the office of the Vice-President is in line with the Buhari administration’s Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) for inclusive growth human development nationwide.

Governors of all the States of the Federation including the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria are expected to in attendance at the meeting.

The meeting also focuses on the Human Capital Development hinged on three main thematic areas; namely health and nutrition, education and labour force participation.