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Outcome Of VP Shettima Led NEC Meeting With 36 State Governors, See The New Palliative Measures

The National Economic Council (NEC) presided over by Vice President Kashim Shettima, has dumped the national social register under Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, saying it lacks credibility.

The council, instead, proposed the implementation of a cash transfer programme for states based on their social registers and a cash reward policy for public servants for six months.

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The decision was part of the outcome of the over five hours meeting by members of the council at the state house on Thursday.

Resolutions/Recommendations made today at the National Economic Council:

1. Negotiate a new minimum wage for workers.

2. Each state should plan towards implementing a cash transfer programme based on the social register of the state.

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3. Cash Award Policy for public servants for 6 months.

4. State Governments to pay public servants outstanding liabilities.

5. Govt should begin to fund MSME with single digit interest rates

.6. Immediate implementation of the energy transition plan which means transiting from fossil fuels vehicles to CNG.

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