The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo on Friday met with President Muhammadu Buhari and the COVID-19 task force to consider more economic stimulus measures towards cushioning the effect of the coronavirus pandemic on the poor and the vulnerable in the country.
Prof. Osinbajo disclosed this while speaking to the National Television Authority, NTA, after meeting with President Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Addressing state house correspondents after the meeting, Prof Osinbajo revealed that the President is very much concerned about the welfare of Nigerians.
The vice President who is the chairman of the highly powered Economic Sustainability Committee, maintained that the President is aware that Nigerians are passing through difficult times and has mandated for a well drafted welfare package.
According to him, discussions at the meeting dwelt on how to resolve some of the very pressing issues around CoVID -19, particularly on the economy.
He said that full reports on the Economic Sustainability committee containing thoughts and ideas of members on the best way forward for Nigeria will soon be submitted to the President.
Many of our citizens are daily wage workers and the President has expressed concerns about this. We are now thinking of ways to provide succour for the period they are unable to work. pic.twitter.com/TEJeCCM728
— Prof Yemi Osinbajo (@ProfOsinbajo) April 11, 2020
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