Kwara Governor chairs Nigeria’s Committee on Economic Matters

The Federal Government of Nigeria has appointed Kwara state Governor and Chairman, Nigeria Governor’s Forum (NGF), Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq as the Chairman of Committee on Economic Matters.

The appointment was announced by the Vice President, Kashim Shettima on Thursday during the 138th meeting of National Economic Council (NEC) which held virtually.

The VP, according to a statement by Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media & Communications (Office of The Vice President), Stanley Nkwocha, noted that President Ahmed Bola Tinubu, GCFR, has shown that the challenges inherited by his administration are surmountable, and has offered visionary leadership and presented a coherent development plan to assist in the country’s pursuit of order, abundance, and stability.

Meanwhile, following deliberations on critical economic matters and assessments of potential short-term, medium and long-term strategies for addressing pressing economic issues, NEC set up two committee on Economic Affairs and Crude Oil Theft and Management.

The Committee on Economic Affairs is to be headed by Kwara State Governor – AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, CON.

The Economic Matters committee to be chaired by AbdulRazaq is saddled with the task of preparing a clear roadmap for dealing with petroleum subsidy, including a framework for defending wage negotiations, exchange rate management and fiscal consolidation sustainability, liquidity management and inflation, medium term investment and growth, fiscal transparency and accountability, as well as state of emergency on food production for 2024.

Members of the committee include the Gombe State Governor, representing North East; Governor of Lagos (South West); the Governor of Akwa Ibom (South-South); the Governor of Anambra (South East); the Governor of Niger (North Central), and Governor of Kaduna (North West).

Rukaiya El-Rufai, Special Adviser to the President on NEC and Climate Change is to serve as Secretary.


Ibrahim Sheriff is the Editor of Fresh Insight and former Special Assistant on Media to the Speaker, Kwara state House of Assembly. Although a management science researcher by training, he has over five years experience of practice in Journalism, Public Relations and Communication Strategy. Sheriff holds a Masters Degree in Finance and Bachelors Degree in Banking and Finance from Kwara state University, Malete. He has Certificates in Digital Journalism, Enterprise Creation and Skill Acquisition (ECSA) and Basic Econometrics Data Analysis, as well as Bank of Industry (BoI) Certificate in Business Management. He is also a holder of Diploma in Cooperative Studies from Kwara state Polytechnic, Ilorin.

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