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Buhari names new Economic Advisory Council

President Muhammadu Buhari has set up an Economic Advisory Council to advise him on economic policy matters.

Okay.ng reports that the advisory council made up of 6 members would replace the Economic Management Team (EMT).

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, disclosed in a statement on Monday.

He noted that 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.

The council are made up of the following:

1.   Prof. Doyin Salami – Chairman

2.   Dr. Mohammed Sagagi – Vice-Chairman

3.   Prof. Ode Ojowu – Member

4.   Dr. Shehu Yahaya – Member

5.   Dr. Iyabo Masha – Member

6.   Prof. Chukwuma Soludo – Member

7.   Mr. Bismark Rewane – Member

8.   Dr. Mohammed Adaya Salisu – Secretary (Senior Special

                              Assistant to the President, Development Policy)

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