The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) has reacted to President Muhammadu Buhari’s list of Economic Advisory Council.
In a statement, the Director-General of MAN, Mr Segun Ajayi-Kadir commended Buhari, stating that the formation was timely and reflected the administration’s determination to re-energise the management of the economy.
Now that the council has been formed, Segun called for the comprehensive review of the current policy initiatives of the government. He listed some of them to include Nigeria’s Industrial Revolution Plan, Economic Recovery and Growth Plan, the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council and the 2020-2022 Medium Term Fiscal Framework and Fiscal Strategy.
While acknowledging the essence of the council, Yusuf said that Nigerians and the organised private sector were highly desirous of such an effective and knowledge-driven team to provide the lead on the economic front.
He also stated that the council would more likely be receptive to a wide range of opinions and innovations in the country.
“Nigerians and indeed the Private Sector, are highly desirous of an effective and knowledge-driven team that will lead on the economic front. They are not shackled with the bureaucracy of government and hopefully the political interference and correctness of our clime. They are more likely to be receptive to a wide range of opinions and innovations, even if deferring from the norm.”
Recall that Nairametrics reported that President Muhammadu Buhari constituted an Economic Advisory Council (EAC). It was disclosed in a press release signed by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and publicity, Femi Adesina.
Those who made the list are Prof Doyin Salami as the chairman, Dr Mohammed Sagagi as Vice-Chairman of the Council and Dr Mohammed Adaya Salisu as the Secretary.
Other members are Prof Ode Ojowu, Dr Shehu Yahaya, Dr Iyabo Masha, Prof Chukwuma Soludo, and Mr Bismark Rewane.