Vice President Yemi Osinbajo during a virtual meeting with members of the Economic Sustainability Committee (ESC). [Twitter/@ProfOsinbajo]

The Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Yemi Osinbajo says some state governors may soon join the Economic Sustainability Committee (ESC), as the implementation of the economic sustainability plan continues.

Vice President Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, in a statement, said the Vice President disclosed this while presiding over a virtual meeting of the National Economic Council (NEC) on Thursday 9th of July, 2020 at the Presidential Villa.

The governors had made a presentation at the NEC on how the states could collaborate effectively with the Federal Government on the implementation of the recently approved N2.3 trillion stimulus programme.

The N2.3 trillion is to support the Nigerian Economy in the face of the disruptions and challenges of the Covid-19 Pandemic.

The state governors welcomed the plan and expressed commitment to work with the Federal Government.

Osinbajo said that two state governors could join the committee for the implementation phase of the plan as such would not only be helpful but bring synergy.

“Besides, state governments will also be actively involved in the process of executing projects in the plan, especially such projects based in the domains of respective states, in collaboration with other stakeholders and partners,’’ he said.

President Muhammadu Buhari, had while receiving the report of the ESC, described it as a ‘National Plan’ which had gone through wide consultations.

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