Osinbajo presides as Uzodinma, Ortom, Tambuwal, others arrive for NEC meeting
Written by Esther Omonegbe on January 23, 2020
An expanded meeting of the National Economic Council has opened in Abuja. It is presided over by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo.
It is the first NEC meeting this year and a key item on the agenda is said to be the N614billion budget facility the Federal Government gave to 35 of the 36 states.
State governors, as well as other stakeholders, are in attendance.
Senator Hope Uzodinma, The Imo State Governor, was among the earliest to arrive at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, venue of the meeting.
The opening prayer was lead by, The Chairman of South-West Governors’ Forum, Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State
Also present are Governors Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State; Yahaya Bello of Kogi; Godwin Obaseki of Edo; Samuel Ortom of Benue; Simon Lalong of Plateau; Abubakar Badaru of Jigawa; and Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State.
Others are Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna; Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State; Odom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom; Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State and Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun State.
Many other governors are represented.