Nec convenes to Address Ecological and Security Challenges, chaired by Vice President Kashim Shettima, with key government officials, including state governors and ministers overseeing finance and budgetary matters, the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, and other government representatives.

Established as per the provisions in the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended), under Section 153(1) and Paragraphs 18 & 19 of Part I of the Third Schedule, the NEC holds the critical mandate of advising the President on economic planning and programs across the Federation.

High on the agenda for this session were discussions surrounding the prevalent ecological and security challenges in the country. The Council also focused on formulating resolutions regarding various economic matters. The NEC functions through ad hoc committees that are set up to handle specific tasks, operating until their assigned objectives are fulfilled.

In June, during the council’s inauguration, President Bola Tinubu charged its members to actively support the administration’s efforts in transforming the nation’s economic landscape. Emphasizing the significance of driving economic growth, the President stressed that there should be no room for failure in achieving this crucial task.

Reiterating his administration’s commitment to fulfilling promises made to the Nigerian people, the meeting saw the participation of several state governors including those from Kaduna, Bauchi, Ogun, Bayelsa, Kwara, Kogi, Jigawa, and deputy governors, indicating a wide representation from different parts of the country.