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COVID-19: Osinbajo sets up committee on reopening of Nigerian economy

The federal government has begun plans to reopen the Nigerian economy by constituting a committee tasked with managing how to effectively and efficiently reopen the economy.

The committee was constituted by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at a virtual National Economic Council (NEC) meeting on Thursday, May 21.

The vice president’s spokesperson, Laolu Akande, in a press release, disclosed that NEC plans to ensure that there is a synergy between the federal government and sub-nationals regarding the reopening o the economy after the lockdowns and shutdowns across the country.

The committee which is to be led by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state is expected to collaborate with the presidential task force on COVID-19 and states governments

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