Africa’s richest man and President of Dangote Industries Limited, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, has lauded President Muhammadu Buhari over the formation of the Economic Advisory Council (EAC).
Dangote commended the President for constituting a council that will advise him on the nation’s economic growth and overall development. He said the move was a proactive one capable of elevating Nigeria’s economy to greater heights.
Speaking during the inauguration of the new secretariat of the Chemical and Non-Metallic Products Employers Federation, the billionaire urged the Federal Government to take advantage of the rare opportunity to strengthen the economy and put the country on the path of growth, job creation and competitiveness.
Dangote also hailed the members of the council, calling them tested and respected patriots. According to him, they were independent and ever willing to put the country’s interest first and ahead of themselves.
Recall that Nairametrics reported that President Muhammadu Buhari constituted an Economic Advisory Council (EAC) that was disclosed in a press release signed by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and publicity, Femi Adesina.
Those who made the list are Prof Doyin Salami as the chairman, Dr Mohammed Sagagi as Vice-Chairman of the Council and Dr Mohammed Adaya Salisu as the Secretary.
Other members are Prof Ode Ojowu, Dr Shehu Yahaya, Dr Iyabo Masha, Prof Chukwuma Soludo, and Mr Bismark Rewane.
What you should know: The advisory council will replace the current Economic Management Team (EMT) and will be reporting directly to the President.
The Economic Advisory Council 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.
Similarly, the team will have monthly technical sessions as well as scheduled quarterly meetings with the President. However, the Chairman may request unscheduled meetings if the need arises.