As President Bola Tinubu set to preside over the second meeting of his cabinet, the Federal Executive Council Meeting on Monday, October 16, 2023, Economic and social issues have been placed on the top agenda during the meeting.
The Special Adviser to President Tinubu on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale disclosed in a statement on Sunday, that the second FEC meeting would feature discussions on issues concerning approvals given by the president on economic and social matters.
Ngelale added that the meeting will also be attended by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Chief of Staff to the President and Ministers, among others.
Similarly, the Head of Service of the Federation, Special Advisers as well as other top government functionaries will be at the meeting.
The FEC serves as a constitutional institution, where government policies are discussed and endorsed by the Ministers, with the President serving as the Chairman, while the Vice President serves as the Vice Chairman of the institution.
It would be recalled that the President had during the Aug. 29 FEC meeting, unveiled his eight-point agenda to revive the country’s ailing economy of the country.
According to him, the eight-point agenda was based on eight priority areas, with identified targets that would be delivered in the next three years.
However, the agendas include food security; ending poverty, economic growth and job creation, access to capital, particularly consumer credit, inclusivity in all its dimensions, particularly as regards youths and women, improving security, improving the playing field on which people and particularly companies operate, rule of law, and of course, fighting corruption.