Nigeria’s Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said that the National Economic Council (NEC) will convene a special session to consider all the reports that are ready from the judicial panels set up late last year to address the concerns of Nigerians on allegations of police brutality and other related issues.
This, he said, was one of the resolutions reached yesterday at the council’s meeting held virtually and presided over by him. The meeting was attended by state governors, ministers, the Central Bank of Nigeria Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, and other top government officials.
Osinbajo said the council would also consider the implementation of the reports, including remedies, redress and compensations.
At the meeting, the vice president also inaugurated the 29-member National Road Safety Advisory Council as a demonstration of government’s continued commitment to addressing the challenges of road safety.
According to him, the advisory council, which comprises six governors representing the six geo-political zones will be chaired by him, with the Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr. Boboye Oyeyemi, as secretary.
Other members of the council include the Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano, representing the South-east zone; Governor of Delta State, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, representing the South-south zone; Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, representing the South-west zone; Governor of Gombe State, Alhaji Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya, representing the North-east zone; Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, representing North-west; Governor of Kwara State, Alhaji
Abdulrahman AbdulRasaq, representing the North-central zone; Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Boss Mustapha, and Minister of Transport, Hon. Rotimi Amaechi, among others.
Also, the Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Mr. Clement Agba, briefed the council on the federation’s finances.
According to him, the nation’s excess crude account (ECA) as at June 16, 2021, stood at $60.8 million.
For stabilisation and development of natural resources accounts, the minister said the balance as of 16th June 2021 stood at N24.8 billion (24,802,716,416.22) and N28.2 billion (28,215,689,963.31), respectively.
Deji Elumoye in Abuja