buhariUnlike what obtained in the past, President Muhammadu Buhari has distanced the private sector from being part of his economic management team.
Though the not too popular economic team is said to be headed by Vice president Yemi Osibanjo, the group, the Nigerian Pilot Sunday learnt, has been meeting with representatives from the private sector and critical stakeholders in the nation to appraise the administration’s economic policies.
Presidency sources further revealed to this paper that the economic management team also has the Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma; the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun; Minister of Trade, Industry and Investment, Okechukwu Enelamah.
Others include, the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Godwin Emefiele; and the Director-General of the Debt Management Office, DMO,
Agriculture Minister Audu Ogbe and his Information counterpart, Lai Mohammed as well as relevant permanent secretaries have also been involved in the economic team, reports added.
An economic adviser to president Buhari, said to be recruited secretly, Dr Oluyemi Dipeolu, has been working with the economic management team.
Dr Oluyemi Dipeolu, who was only last month appointed as Buhari’s Special Adviser on Economic Matters, worked previously as a director in the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, UNECA.


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