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COVID-19: Economic sustainability committee working on report

The Economic Sustainability Committee is at the stage of developing a draft of its report that will be submitted to President Muhammadu Buhari.

The committee, chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, held its fifth meeting on Monday at which it deliberated on the progress made so far in delivering on its mandate.

Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity Office of the Vice President, Laolu Akande, who spoke to the media after the meeting, said that the committee was finalizing its report.

“It is in the process of finalizing the report and of course the Vice President has been intimating the President about the work and the progress of the committee.

“So very soon, this is going to go for the president’s consideration and I believe action will begin to follow promptly from there.”

However, Akande could not say how soon the committee’s report would be ready to be submitted to the president.

“That’s above my pay grade right now, but I know there is progress,” Akande said, but added that “very soon I’m sure the plan will go to the president for his consideration and approval.”

President Buhari set up the Economic Sustainability Committee in March this year to look at the economic challenges arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The committee is also charged with the responsibility of developing clear economic sustainability plan for Nigeria.

Source: Voice of Nigeria