The Economic Sustainability Committee conducted its first meeting in 2022, and Federal Ministers and Agency Heads reported on continued progress in President Buhari’s Administration’s Economic Sustainability Plan, or ESP.

On Monday, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo presided over a virtual meeting of the committee in the Presidential Villa, when a report on the plan’s implementation was provided.

President Muhammadu Buhari has instructed the Vice President – as chair of the Economic Sustainability Committee – to oversee the implementation of the ESP aimed at cushioning the economic consequences of the worldwide pandemic in June 2020, in reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic’s repercussions.

The report’s details are contained in a press statement signed by Laolu Akabde, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Office of the Vice President.

The report that over 2.1 million jobs had been retained or created through the execution of the ESP programs was one of the highlights of the presentations by Ministries, Departments and Agencies, MDAs on Monday, according to Akande.

“The Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority, NSIA, has approved N10 billion to fund the deployment and local assembly of 200,000 (off-grid) Solar Homes Systems under the “Solar Power Naija” cooperation between the NSIA and the Rural Electrification Agency (REA),” he added.