President Bola Tinubu has set up an economic advisory committee constituting members of the private sector players such as Aliko Dangote, Femi Otedola, Tony Elumelu, Innocent Chukwuma (Innoson), Abdul Samad Rabiu (BUA), among others.

The tripartite committee comprises of 17 members from the Federal government, sub-nationals and private sector.

President Tinubu declared during the inauguration in Abuja with governors and business figures on Sunday that all potential strategies would be examined to address the socio-economic difficulties facing the nation.

Also speaking at the meeting was the governor of Anambra State, Charles Soludo who said that the meeting allowed for cross fertilisation of ideas on the state of the economy and the way forward, adding that every Nigerian need to contribute to its growth.

”We have all the potentials and we have all that it takes to make Nigeria ride through these turbulent times and put the economy back on a sustainable growth.

”I think there is unity of purpose, determination, the sense of patriotism and determination by all to make it happen and by the special grace of God, it’s now the execution, execution,” he said.
On his part, the governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun, said that all governors have resolved to join hands with the President to provide the necessary intervention to cushion the effect of the administration’s reforms.

Abiodun assured Nigerians that government at all tiers would not leave them alone in this trying period, adding that better times are in the offering shortly.

”In my state and in other states, we are bringing in rice, we’re bringing food items and we’re selling at rates that can be obtained before the downslide of the Naira,” he added.

Also in attendance were Wale Edun, Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy; Atiku Bagudu, Budget and National Planning minister, Abubakar Kyari, Agriculture and Food Security minister and Mohammed Idris, Information and National Orientation.

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