Buhari Heeds Soyinka’s Advice, Convenes Economic Conference for Nigeria


President Muhammadu Buhari has heeded Wole Soyinka’s advice to convene an economic conference to brainstorm solutions to the problem facing the country, Punch reports.

A presidency official said NEC members had in their deliberations called for a major conference, where the current economic situation of the country could be thoroughly discussed by all the states and the Federal Government.

He added that in approving the idea, the President himself would declare the conference open and participate fully in order to demonstrate his personal commitment to the idea.

He said the views of the private sector and non-state actors would also be sought at the conference.

The official explained that well-respected global experts were expected at the conference to aggregate the views of other governmental, inter-governmental and non-governmental institutions.

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