President Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday received briefings on the state of Nigeria’s economy from the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma and Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Godwin Emefiele.
The briefing which took place at the Presidential Villa, Abuja saw the President expressing satisfaction with the current state of the economy.
A statement sent to DAILY POST by Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina said issues on monetary policy strategies and their economic impact were among others discussed during the briefing.
The statement reads, “For almost two hours, President Muhammadu Buhari Monday received briefing from the Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma, the Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, and Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr Godwin Emefiele, after which a delighted President declared that he was pleased with the progress being made on different fronts.
“The Ministers and CBN Governor updated the President on the improving state of the economy, implementation of the 2017 Budget, preparation for the 2018 Budget, revenue strategies, combined cost reduction and debt management.
“Also discussed were monetary policy strategies and their economic impact, among others.
“President Buhari, while reminding the Ministers and CBN Governor that reviving the economy was one of the major planks on which the campaign of his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), was based, expressed gladness that things were looking up after two years of yeoman’s job.”
Urging the contingent to continue the good work, Buhari noted that the main aim of government was to “bring succour to Nigerians across all walks of life.”