The Vice President of Nigeria, Mr. Yemi Osinbajo has said that Nigeria needs to be reset as the pandemic (COVID-19) outbreak has given Nigeria a chance to redevelop bad sectors in the country in order to reset the economy.
In an online virtual conference held on Thursday, 14th of May, 2020 with the following people present;
Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed; Chairman of the Board, NSIA, Mr. Jide Zeitlin; Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, NSIA, Mr. Uche Orji; Chairman, Global Citizen Nigeria, Mr. Babatunde Folawiyo; Vice Chairman, Global Citizen Nigeria, Mr. Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede, and Chief Policy and Government Relations Officer at the Global Citizen, Michael Sheldrick.Attendance is gotten from DAILY POST
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said;
“The COVID-19 challenge is also an unprecedented opportunity for us as a nation and as a people to reset the critical sectors of the economy.
“The disruptions in business and commerce, especially on account of the lockdown, have meant that we must develop a comprehensive economic and social response.
“This fund would support them. It will also support the Social Investment Programme of the government,”
During the Virtual conference, Government Relations Officer at the Global Citizen, Michael Sheldrick announced the collaboration of the company with Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) to create what will be called the Nigeria Solidarity Support Fund to boost businesses in order to revive the economy on time.