Mrs. Oby Ezekwesili, former Nigeria’s minister of education and a presidential candidate in the 2019 general election has described the economic team appointed by Muhammadu Buhari, the Nigeria president as a mistake.
Ezekwesili say the replacement of Economic Management Team (EMT) with Economic Advisory Council (EAC) by the President is not the right thing to do.
Buhari on Tuesday broke the news of his new EAC which has Mr. Charles Soludo, a former Central Bank Governor (CBN) and a professor of economics as a member.
In a series of Tweets on Tuesday, the former minister said, the president took a wrong step.
According to her, on the premise that the EAC meets every month and reports to the president on quarterly basis, using it to supplant the EMT is a wrong thing to do.
She pointed out that the proper structure of the EMT should have two levels of hierarchical control.
First, EMT Meeting chaired by the President with his VP as Vice-Chair and its technical meeting chaired by the Minister of Finance with CORE Technical Members .
The former minister has urged the new economic team to bring to notice of the president how he has mismanaged the economy in the last four years.