Some members of Tinubu’s new economic committee ‘parasites’ – Shehu Sani

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Shehu Sani

Former Senator for Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani has said that President Bola Tinubu’s new economic advisory committee comprises some members that can be tagged “economic parasites”.

While not mentioning names, Sani compared including such persons on the committee to naming “hyenas to protect our meat”.

The vocal Sani said this in an X post on Monday, a day after the president hosted the tripartite committee at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

The tripartite Economic Advisory Committee comprises the Federal Government, the sub-nationals and the organised private sector.

The Herald can report that the new committee has some of the most prominent businessmen in the country representing the private sector, namely Chairman of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote; Chairman of BUA Group, Abdul Samad Rabiu; Chairman of Heirs Holdings, Tony Elumelu; Group Chief Executive Officer of Pandora Plc, Wale Tinubu; Managing Director of Matrix Group, Abdullabir Aliu; Chief Executive Officer of Financial Derivative Company, Bismarck Rewane; Director-General, Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), Segun Ajayi-Kadir, among others.

Sunday’s meeting was also attended by Vice President Kashim Shettima; Governors Dapo Abiodun (Ogun); Charles Soludo (Anambra); Chief of Staff to the President, Femi Gbajabiamila; Ministers of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Wale Edun; Budget and National Planning, Atiku Bagudu; Agriculture and Food Security, Abubakar Kyari; Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris.

Reacting, Sani said, “I’ve gone through the list of the economic team. I’ve seen the names of some economic parasites that are part of the economic problem of the country.

“They have brought in some hyenas to protect our meat. They should be removed,” Shehu said.

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