President Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday, constituted the first Economic Advisory Council.
The council which is to be chaired by Prof Doyin Salami, also has Dr Mohammed Sagagi as Vice-Chairman.
Others include Prof Ode Ojowu; Dr Shehu Yahaya; Dr Iyabo Masha; former Central Bank Governor, Prof Chukwuma Soludo; Bismark Rewane; and Dr Mohammed Adaya Salisu (Secretary).
Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, said in a statement that the advisory council will replace the current Economic Management Team and will be reporting directly to the President.
“The Economic Advisory Council (EAC) will advise the President on economic policy matters, including fiscal analysis, economic growth and a range of internal and global economic issues working with the relevant cabinet members and heads of monetary and fiscal agencies.
“The EAC will have monthly technical sessions as well as scheduled quarterly meetings with the President. The Chairman may, however, request for unscheduled meetings if the need arises.”