Shettima, Bagudu Lead Stakeholders to Design New Economic Reforms in Osun

Vice-President Kashim Shettima and the Minister of Budget and Economic Planning, Abubakar Bagudu would lead stakeholders across the country to design new economic reforms.

The federal government also assured Nigerians that the current economic hardship was temporal, saying other reforms by the administration of President Bola Tinubu would start yielding results.

This was disclosed at the 3-day 22nd Edition National Council on Development Planning (NCDP) and Joint Planning Board (JPB) meetings held at the Centre for Black Culture, Osogbo, Osun state

The Director of Special Duties of the Federal Ministry of Budget and Economic Planning (FMBEP), Gloria Ahmed, explained that resolutions from the past edition had served as critical inputs to the National Economic Council (NEC).

She disclosed that the theme of the 2023 edition was ‘Imperative for Restoring Nigeria on the Path of Sustainable Economic Growth and Development’, and that Shettima would be in Osun state on Thursday, September 13, to deliberate with other stakeholders on: “Energy sufficiency and sustainable economic development, food security, human capital development for economic growth” among others.

Earlier, Permanent Secretary of FMBEP, Nebeolisa Anako noted that Nigerians would appreciate the rationale behind the removal of fuel subsidy among other reforms.

He said: “The present administration is doing everything possible to address the hardship faced by Nigerians in the wake of economic reforms which has resulted in the removal of fuel subsidy and the floating of the Naira.

“These challenges which are temporary, will be over with time. I therefore want to use this opportunity to urge you to use your esteemed positions to aggressively sensitize the Nigerian public on the long-term benefits of these policies.”