No Coordinating Minister For Economy In Buhari’s Cabinet- Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday disclosed that there would be no position of Coordinating Minister for the economy in the cabinet of President Muhammadu Buhari.

A statement issued by Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande, said Osinbajo made the disclosure while receiving Australian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr. Jonathan Richardson, in his office.

It would be recalled that the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan had created the position of Coordinating Minister for the Economy for Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, who was also the Finance Minister.

Osinbajo, while addressing the envoy, recalled his remarks during the National Economic Summit held in Abuja few weeks ago that as vice president his role was to supervise the economy.

“We are not going to have a system where there would be a coordinating minister. No, there would not be anything like that.

“My role as vice president is to ensure that everyone involved in economic activities, there is a way by which the President is fully apprised of what everyone is doing such that we are all on same page and to make it easier for the President to make decisions,” he said.


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