The National Economic Council (NEC) has established a committee to interact with Nigerian youths, Civil Society Organizations, religious and leaders of traditional institutions on employment, social safety net programmes, and national unity.
The committee is which is expected to commence work immediately is made up of a Governor from each of the six geopolitical zones. They are the Governors of Sokoto, Borno, Niger, Ondo, Ebonyi and Delta States.
The task of the Committee is to develop a comprehensive framework under the support of the Council that will coordinate joint actions as well as the steps to be taken by both the Federal and State Governments to examine the fundamental issues of the protests and arrive at effective solutions, including how to enhance Nigeria’s national security.
And in their support of President Muhammadu Buhari’s commitment to complete overhaul of the nation’s security services, NEC as well commended the effort of the Nigerian Police and other security agencies for their handling of the disturbances in some states of the federation.