“The President today constituted an Economic Sustainability Committee he asked me to chair, on how to implement strategies to alleviate sufferings of Nigerians at this time,” VP Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, said at a Google Hangout where young Nigerian tech innovators discussed impact of COVID-19.
The Committee is to take care of the economic challenges and fallouts of the pandemic and consequential restrictions.
Besides developing further palliatives, the committee will also develop a sustainability plan on repositioning the economy and growing the non-oil sector.
Members include Ministers of Finance, Budget and Planning; Industry, Trade and Investment; Labour; Petroleum Resources – state; CBN Governor, GMD NNPC, with the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation as Secretary.
The Google Hangout was organized by HACK COVID-19 Call Center in Abuja, earlier today.
The HACK COVID-19 is a private sector initiative to share solutions, public information and ideas on COVID-19 and how public and private sector can collaborate on the response to the pandemic.
The Google Hangout was moderated by Ore Disu and other tech innovators who participated online.
Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the Vice President of Nigeria,
Prof Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, GCON.