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President Muhammadu Buhari has constituted an eight-man Economic Advisory Council (EAC).
The council which would report directly to President Buhari has former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Prof Charles Soludo and renowned economist, Bismark Rewane as members.
The Council members are made up of the following:
- Prof. Doyin Salami – Chairman
- Dr. Mohammed Sagagi – Vice-Chairman
- Prof. Ode Ojowu – Member
- Dr. Shehu Yahaya – Member
- Dr. Iyabo Masha – Member
- Prof. Chukwuma Soludo – Member
- Mr. Bismark Rewane – Member
- Dr. Mohammed Adaya Salisu – Secretary (Senior Special Assistant to the President, Development Policy).
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.
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, Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President, (Media & Publicity), said in a statement on Monday.