National Economic Council
I have no regret supporting Atiku - Emeka Kalu
The Director General of Global Initiative for Good Governance, Dr. Emeka Kalu has said that he threw his weight behind Alhaji Atiku Abubakar in 2019 because of his believe in his leadership capabilities and ingenuity
COVID-19 response: Medium and long term recommendations - Part 3
Accordingly, we can begin a review of the Lockdown to in the short term: relieve the populace of the pressure associated with the inability to engage in economic, social
NEC seeks concerted action against malnutrition
The National Economic Council (NEC) has welcomed a call from stakeholders to halt malnutrition and related issues in Nigeria.
NEC eyes N2tr pension funds for road, power projects
Indications emerged yesterday that the National Economic Council (NEC) is to invest N2tr of contributory pension funds to facilitate the development of infrastructure, especially roads and power. A summary of monthly pension funds for August released on October 15, 2019, indicate that Nigeria’s pension funds have grown to N9.44tr. Kebbi State Governor, Atiku Bagudu who…
Government excludes foreign pastoralists from N100 billion livestock scheme
The National Economic Council (NEC), chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, yesterday declared that the N100 billion budget for the National Livestock Transformation Programme (NLTP) does not accommodate foreign pastoralists.
Benue embraces National Livestock Transformation Plan – Official
Benue Government says it is not opposed to the National Livestock Transformation Plan (NLTP) recently approved by the National Economic Council (NEC).
Population explosion: We are sitting on a time bomb – Yari warns
The out-going Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), Alhaji Abdul’aziz Yari, says the increasing rate of unproductive population in the country constitutes a time bomb and must be addressed. Yari, who is also the out-going governor of Zamfara, stated this during the valedictory session of the National Economic Council (NEC) held at the State…
FEC to consult NEC on minimum wage tomorrow
Controversies dogging the new national minimum wage of N30,000 may not be laid to rest anytime soon, as the Federal Executive Council (FEC) will consult with the National Economic Council (NEC) tomorrow at meeting on the matter. The resolution to meet with governors was reached yesterday at an extra-ordinary FEC session presided over by President…
South-East governors plan evasive tactics for Atiku, Peter Obi ticket
Governors elected on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in South-East geo-political zone have resolved to adopt cautious support for the party’s presidential standard bearer, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. A source close to one of the three PDP governors confided in The Guardian that even before the meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari as part…
Governors to declare emergency on education
The National Economic Council (NEC) has urged governors to declare emergency on education in the 36 states of the federation. It also urged the state and federal governments to allocate at least 15 per cent of their yearly budgets to education with a view to revolutionising the sector. They were also enjoined to constitute a…