Bill Gates, Aliko Dangote attend National Economic Council 

Cyril Okonkwo, Abuja

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Founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates, and Nigerian Industrialist, Aliko Dangote, will attend a special session of the National Economic Council, NEC, chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

A press release by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Office of the Vice President, Laolu Akande, said the special session is line with the Buhari administration’s Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) for inclusive growth and human development.

“The special session, which comprises the Federal and State governments, will also be attended by Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Chairman of the Dangote Foundation, and Bill Gates, Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation,” Akande said in the press release.

He said the vice president would preside and speak at the event while Dangote and Gates would also deliver opening special session.

Nigeria’s National Economic Council also comprises the governors of the 36 States in Nigeria and some federal government agencies.

Aisha JM