JUST IN: Vice President Shettima presides over NEC

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Vice President Kashim Shettima is currently overseeing the 142nd National Economic Council (NEC) meeting at the State House in Abuja.

 

The gathering includes several members of President Bola Tinubu’s economic team, hinting at a focused agenda on the nation’s economic issues.

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The NEC, a statutory body tasked with advising the President on economic matters, includes the Vice President, Governors of the 36 states, the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, the Minister of Finance, and other key stakeholders.

 

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This meeting is particularly significant as the nation awaits the government’s decision on a new national minimum wage. The NEC provides a crucial platform for dialogue between the federal government and the states, especially since the recent Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting postponed discussions on the minimum wage until President Tinubu completes consultations with relevant parties.

 

As the workforce eagerly anticipates the outcome, today’s NEC meeting is expected to play a pivotal role in shaping the future of the national minimum wage and broader economic policies.

 

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