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Tinubu Appoints Elumelu, Dangote In Newly Established Team

President Bola Tinubu has approved the establishment of the Presidential Economic Coordination Council (PECC) and the creation of the Economic Management Team Emergency Taskforce (EET).

This is part of the administration’s move to boost the nation’s economic, governance frameworks and ensure robust and coordinated economic planning and implementation.

A statement by Chief Ajuri Ngelale, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, on Wednesday in Abuja, said that the PECC comprises distinguished leaders and key government officials, including:

President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria – Chairman of the PECC

Vice-President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria – Vice-Chairman of the PECC / NEC Chairman

President of the Nigerian Senate

Chairman, Nigeria Governors’ Forum

Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance

Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria

Minister of Agriculture and Food Security

Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development

Minister of Budget and Economic Planning

Minister of Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy

Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment

Minister of Labour and Employment

Minister of Marine and Blue Economy

Minister of Power

Minister of State, Petroleum Resources

Minister of State, Gas

Minister of Transportation

Minister of Works

The presidential spokesman said that PECC would also comprise key members of the organised private sector, with the following members joining for a period not exceeding one year, subject to the President’s directive:

Alhaji Aliko Dangote

Mr Tony Elumelu

Alhaji Abdulsamad Rabiu

Ms. Amina Maina

Mr Begun Ajayi-Kadir

Mrs Funke Okpeke

Dr Doyin Salami

Mr Patrick Okigbo

Mr Kola Adesina

Mr Segun Agbaje

Mr Chidi Ajaere

Mr Abdulkadir Aliu

Mr Rasheed Sarumi

Ngelale said that Tinubu also established the Economic Management Team Emergency Taskforce (EET) with a mandate to formulate and implement a consolidated emergency economic plan.

He said this was part of the President’s determination to address immediate economic challenges and ensure the streamlined execution of economic strategies.

He said that the taskforce comprised key government officials and industry leaders in furtherance of the President’s collaborative approach toward achieving economic resilience and growth.

The EET is now mandated to submit a comprehensive plan of economic interventions for 2024 to the PECC, covering the next six months, for immediate implementation within two weeks of its inauguration.

The EET will meet twice weekly and is composed of the following members:

Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance (Chairman of the EET)

Minister of Budget and Economic Planning

Minister of Power

Minister of Agriculture and Food Security

Coordinating Minister of Health and Social Welfare

Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment

Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria

National Security Adviser

Chairman, Nigeria Governors’ Forum

Governor of Anambra State

Governor of Ogun State

Governor of Niger State

Executive Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service

Director-General, Budget Office of the Federation

GCEO, NNPC Limited

Director-General, Nigeria Economic Summit Group

Special Adviser to the President on Energy

Dr Bismarck Rewane, Economist

Dr Suleyman Ndanusa, Economist

Ngelale said that the Economic Management Team was established in October 2023 and chaired by the Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance.

He said it serves as the working group under the Presidential Economic Coordination Council (PECC), playing a crucial role in the economic governance structure established by the President.

The EMT meets monthly or as required, but will now suspend its meetings for the duration of the EET’s mandate of six months.

The EMT is composed of the following officials:

Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance (EMT Chairman)

Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria

Minister of Budget and Economic Planning

Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment

Minister of Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy

Minister of Works

Minister of Labour and Employment

Minister of Agriculture and Food Security

Minister of State, Petroleum Resources

Minister of State, Gas

Minister of Power

Minister of Transportation

Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development

Minister of Marine and Blue Economy

The Chairman of the EMT may, as needed, call on any Federal Minister or Head of Agency to brief the EMT on key programmes and developments affecting the economy.

The President’s formation of the PECC, under his Chairmanship, alongside the creation of the EET, led by the Chairman of the EMT, and the EMT itself, is the manifestation of a unified strategy.

The unified strategy is aimed at enhancing Nigeria’s economic management architecture for verifiably improved performance.

The formation of these teams will complement existing economic governance structures, including the National Economic Council (NEC), which is chaired by the Vice-President.

Over the next six months, the EET will focus on the rapid implementation, monitoring and evaluation of critical initiatives, strengthening the Tinubu-led administration’s collective approach to advancing Nigeria’s economic objectives.

 MetroBusinessNews/ a strategic cross-reporting initiative.

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