The monthly National Economic Council meeting will no longer hold today (Thursday).
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo postponed the virtual meeting to give way to the National Executive Council meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC), scheduled for Thursday.
The economic council meeting was also fixed for Thursday earlier and was meant to be attended by the governors of the 36 states and some ministers in charge of major government ministries.
The NEC is chaired by the VP.
But, it had to give way to the NEC of the ruling party amid the leadership crisis threatening to tear it apart.
A memo by the Permanent Secretary, NEC, Olusola Idowu, and addressed to the state governors, announced the postponement of the meeting.
The memo, dated June 24, 2020, with the title, “Notice of postponement of the 105th (5th in 2020) Meeting of the National Economic Council”, reads, “The chairman of council, his Excellency, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, GCON, has directed that the NEC virtual meeting earlier scheduled for Thursday, June 25, 2020 has been postponed.
“A new date for the meeting will be communicated to you.
“Any inconvenience this postponement might have caused is highly regrettable.
“Please accept, Your Excellency, the assurances of my best regards.”
The majority of state governors are members of the APC and they were expected to attend Thursday’s NEC meeting, a reason that made it impossible for the economic council meeting to take place on the same date.