Nigeria: Ministers, CBN governor brief Buhari on economy

ABUJA – President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday received briefings from his economic ministers and Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefuele, on the state of the economy.

The Ministers at the meeting were the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun and the Minister of Budget and National Planning, Udoma Udo Udoma

The meeting apparently becomes necessary owing to the president returns. You may recall that Buhari, who was in the United Kingdom for over 100 days on medical vacation, expressed delight at the improving economy during his stay out of the country.

Buhari commends the efforts of his ministers and the CBN Governor on the improvement made on the economy.

A statement issued by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, Femi Adesina, reads: “For almost two hours, President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday received briefing from the Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma, the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, and Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele, after which a delighted President declared that he was pleased with the progress being made on different fronts.”

He said, the ministers and CBN Governor updated the President on the improving state of the economy, implementation of the 2017 Budget, preparation for the 2018 Budget, revenue strategies, combined cost reduction, debt management, monetary policy strategies and their economic impact, among others.

President Buhari however charges the ministers and the CBN Governor to continue the process of economic recovery stance as one of the major planks on which the campaign of his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC).

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