Orji Kalu speaks on Buhari’s new economic team
The Chief Whip of the Senate, Dr. Orji Kalu, has reacted to President Muhammadu Buhari’s decision to institute a new Economic Advisory Council (EAC).
The former Abia State Governor applauded the President’s efforts in fixing the nation’s economy and expressed confidence in the new members of the council headed by Prof. Doyin Salami delivering on targets.
In a statement signed and circulated in Abuja by his media office, Kalu stated that with the inauguration of the EAC, the President has demonstrated his determination to build a strong and robust economy.
According to the business mogul, members of the team are people with integrity and with vast experience in their respective fields.
Kalu, however, urged the team “to work collectively with the organised private sector (OPS), relevant government ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs), the academia and other stakeholders in a bid to retool the economy.
“Government must sustain pragmatic programmes and policies that will enhance the Ease of Doing Business (EODB) in the country.
“The constitution of an Economic Advisory Council (EAC) by President Buhari is a welcome and timely development.
“The EAC will play a crucial role in complementing the efforts of the President in fixing Nigeria’s economy.
“ The government must drive policies that will create a conducive business atmosphere for local and foreign investors.
“The team must review the current economic policies in a bid to stimulate growth and development.”