ADVISORY COUNCIL

Is the economic advisory council now redundant?

Is the economic advisory council now redundant?

When Buhari appointed the Dr Doyin Salami-led Economic Advisory Council, EAC, last September, most commentators were optimistic that Nigeria’s economic policy management was about to receive the professional touch which had been lacking since May 29, 2015. Unlike other commentators who assumed that Buhari had changed his view of economic management, I learnt from reading one of Professor Dorfman’ s books that it is never easy for a man over 70 to change his habits on most things – even after acquiring a new set of advisers. Invariably, the advisers become redundant and run the risk of being held responsible for decisions taken without their inputs.