BREAKING: Buhari Summons CBN Governor, Finance, Petroleum Minister Over Falling Oil Prices

BREAKING: Buhari Summons CBN Governor, Finance, Petroleum Minister Over Falling Oil Prices

By Doyin Ajayi | Sub-Editor on March 9, 2020
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Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari attends the African Union (AU) Peace and Security Council in Addis Ababa on January 29, 2016. | AFP/Tony Karumba/Getty Images

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday, March 9, 2020, summoned a meeting with top officials over the pending economic crisis which could be triggered by the falling oil crude oil prices.

According to an official familiar with the situation, Godwin Emefiele, the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Zainab Ahmed, the minister of finance, budget and national planning, Timipre Sylva, the minister of state for petroleum, Mele Kyari, the group managing director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation.

The president’s chief of staff, Abba Kyari and Clement Agba, the minister of state for budget and national planning were also at the meeting which also has on the agenda, the threat of the coronavirus outbreak.

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