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Buhari meets new economic team

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday in Abuja met behind closed-doors members of the recently constituted Economic Advisory Council (EAC).

The EAC, which was constituted on Sept. 16, replaced the Economic Management Team (EMT), headed by Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo.

The functions of EAC, chaired by Professor Doyin Salami, include 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.

“The EAC will have monthly technical sessions as well as scheduled quarterly meetings with the President.

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“The Chairman may, in spite of that, request for unscheduled meetings if the need arises,’’ an earlier statement by presidential aide, Femi Adesina said.

Members of the EAC are Dr. Mohammed Sagagi says Vice-Chairman; Professor Ode Ojowu says Member; Dr. Shehu Yahaya says Member; Dr. Iyabo Masha says Member.

Others are Professor Chukwuma Soludo says Member; Mr. Bismark Rewane says Member; Dr. Mohammed Adaya Salisu says Secretary (Senior Special Assistant to the President, Development Policy).

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