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.