The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo yesterday met with members of the Economic Management Team (EMT) at the presidential villa to re-strategies on Federal Government’s efforts for creating more jobs in the country. President Muhammadu Buhari on assumption of office in 2015 identified job creation through economic growth as one of the three cardinal objectives of the All Progressives Congress (APC) led government. The other areas of target are insecurity and fight against corruption.
The EMT, which is chaired by Osinbajo, has other members as Senator Udoma Udo Udoma, Minister of Budget and National Planning; Mrs Kemi Adeosun, Minister of Finance; Okechukwu Enelamah, Minister of Trade, Industry and Investment; Godal win Emefiele, Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Director- General of the Debt Management Office (DMO), Dr. Oluyemi Dipeolu, Others are Special Adviser on Economic Matters to the President; Audu Ogbe, Agriculture Minister; Lai Mohammed, Information Minister and other relevant permanent secretaries.
Members of the EMT who met yesterday at the presidential villa however did not speak to journalists after their meeting. The EMT meets every week to discuss national issues bothering on growing the economy. Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the Vice President, Laolu Akande, in a tweet, said that the EMT deliberated on employment initiatives.