By Dipo Olowookere
Former Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Professor Charles Soludo, has been appointed as member of an Economic Advisory Council (EAC) constituted by President Muhammadu Buhari.
A statement issued on Monday by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, said Chairman of the team is renowned economist, Professor Doyin Salami, with Dr Mohammed Sagagi as Vice-Chairman and Dr Mohammed Adaya Salisu the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Development Policy, appointed as Secretary.
On the team too as members are Professor Ode Ojowu, Dr Shehu Yahaya, Dr Iyabo Masha and Mr Bismark Rewane.
According to the statement by Mr Adesina, “This advisory council will replace the current Economic Management Team (EMT) and will be reporting directly to the President.”
“The Economic Advisory Council (EAC) will advise the President on economic policy matters, including fiscal analysis, economic growth and a range of internal and global economic issues working with the relevant cabinet members and heads of monetary and fiscal agencies,” he added.
“The EAC will have monthly technical sessions as well as scheduled quarterly meetings with the President. The Chairman may, however, request for unscheduled meetings if the need arises,” the statement concluded.
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