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COVID-19: FG set up economy sustainability committee to alleviate sufferings

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VICE President Yemi Osibanjo has chaired the meeting of the economic sustainability committee where he spoke on the strategies to alleviate sufferings of Nigerians at the time of the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to the vice president, the committee is to take care of the economic challenges and fallouts of the pandemic and consequential restrictions.

The vice president made this known at a Google Hangout where young Nigerian tech innovators discussed the impact of COVID-19.

The event was organised by HACK COVID-19 call centre in Abuja on Monday, attended by tech innovators who participated online.

Besides developing further palliatives, the committee will also develop a sustainability plan on repositioning the economy and growing the non-oil sector, the vice president has said.

Members include Minister of Finance, Budget and Planning; Industry, Trade and Investment; Labour; Petroleum Resources – state; Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, GMD Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), with the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation as Secretary.

The HACK COVID-19 is a private sector initiative to share solutions, public information and ideas on COVID-19 and how public and private sector can collaborate on the response to the pandemic.

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