President Muhammadu Buhari and his Vice, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo met on Friday in Abuja, to discuss the steps taken to combat the spread of COVID-19 and also to resolve key economic issues.
The Vice President made this known after a meeting with his principal at the State House. They President used the meeting to discuss how the poor and the vulnerable groups could be assisted in the midst of stringent measures put in place to halt the spread of coronavirus in the country.
Osinbajo said: “I came to brief Mr. President as usual, the regular briefing I give. Sometimes I come physically as you see me today, other times I brief him on the phone or by conference.
“What we are concerned about is how to ensure that the economy remains stable, jobs are protected if possible more jobs are created. The President has expressed very much concern about the problems that may be associated with the lockdown. Many of our people work for daily wage, they have to go out for work everyday.”
“So, we have to think about how we give them some succor during the period when they are not able to work. So, some of these are the issues Mr. President wanted me to discuss fully with him”, he said.
President Buhari has mandated his deputy to chair the newly constituted Economic Sustainability Committee.