The vice president, Yemi Osinbajo, is currently presiding over the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
It was learnt that the meeting, which normally holds on Wednesdays, was held on Monday, May 20, as part of efforts to successfully end the current tenure of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.
Daily Sun reports that the meeting started around 10.02am with the rendition of the national anthem.
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Suleiman Adamu, minister of water resource, prayed the muslim prayer while the Christian opening prayer was offered by the minister of state for Niger Delta Affairs, Usani Usani.
The president is currently not in the country. President Buhari on Thursday, May 16, departed the presidential wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja for Saudi Arabia.
Buhari and his wife, Aisha, on Saturday, May 18, performed the lesser Hajj better known as Umurah in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Recall that Legit.ng reported that President Buhari on Wednesday, May 8, presided over the longest meeting of the Federal Executive Council in the history of his administration.
The meeting, which started at about 11:00am at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, was still in session as at 9:30pm. The meeting was scheduled to deliberate on no fewer than 25 memos from Federal Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs).
The meeting went for break twice to enable the cabinet members attend to some spiritual obligations and other needs.
Buhari had, before the commencement of the council meeting, inaugurated the governing board of the North East Development Commission.
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