Governor Nasir Ahmed El-Rufa’i, of Kaduna State, has lauded Nigeria’s Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, affirming that he has provided excellent leadership as chairman of the National Economic Council, (NEC).
El-Rufa’i, who appeared on a television programme yesterday, said even governors from opposition parties commend him for his leadership.
The television programme, themed: ‘KadInvest 6.0‘, was designed to showcase Kaduna State as a major investment destination hub in Nigeria and Africa.
Asked how the Kaduna State Government is collaborating with the Federal Government and what role NEC plays, Governor el-Rufa’i replied, “I think our founding fathers in creating the National Economic Council, with the Vice President as chairman and all the governors and CBN governor as members, envisaged this.
“We have Federal and State, and there would be need of coordination of policies and maintaining consistency in policies and we discuss many of those and we resolve them because the Vice President has provided excellent leadership that even opposition party governors commend him for that”.
The governor then went on to explain some of the policies that could help improve the Ease of Doing Business in Nigeria, citing how Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, backed off from investing in the State because of the federal government’s policy that would not make for competition in the market.