Osinbajo presides over 1st virtual NEC for 2021

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, presided a virtual meeting of the National Economic Council ().

The meeting was the first in 2021 as the nation complied with the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) safety protocols on the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic.

Chairman, Nigeria Forum () Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti attended the meeting physically, while other joined virtually from their respective states.








At the last meeting on Dec. 17, 2020, , expressed concerns   the spike in COVID-19 cases in Nigeria and to ensure strict enforcement of measures to contain the spread of the virus across the country.

Constitutionally, the vice president is the chairman of which meets monthly to deliberate on the coordination of economic planning and programmes of various levels of government.








NEC is made up of 36 , CBN Governor, Minister of Finance, Head of the Civil Service of Federation, Secretary to Government of Federation and other relevant government officials whose duties hinge on the . ()