Buhari presides over FEC meeting amidst tribunal ruling

Buhari presides over FEC meeting amidst tribunal ruling

- President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, September 11 presided over the FEC meeting, amidst the tribunal ruling on the February 23 presidential election

- Buhari announced, during the meeting, that the Ministry of Finance and Budget and National Planning had been merged

- The president also asked the secretary to the government of the federation, Boss Mustapha, to draft a schedule of ministerial responsibilities for his review and approval

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, September 11 presided over the Federal Executive Council meeting (FEC), amidst the tribunal ruling on the February 23 presidential election.

The development was made public in a series of tweets posted by the special assistant to president on digital and new media, Tolu Ogunlesi.

Ogunlesi also attached a video showing the president presiding over the meeting.

The presidential aide disclosed that Buhari announced, during the meeting, that the Ministry of Finance and Budget and National Planning had been merged.

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He also announced that a Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs had been created to institutionalize the various interventions of the government which support some of the nation’s poorest and most distressed citizens.

The president also asked the secretary to the government of the federation, Boss Mustapha, to draft a schedule of ministerial responsibilities for his review and approval.

As he tweeted:

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Recall that Legit.ng previously reported that Malam Garba Shehu, the senior special assistant on media and publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari, announced that the Federal Executive Council meeting slated for Wednesday, September 4, had been postponed.

Shehu said that the postponement of the FEC meeting was because all the memos earlier submitted to the council for consideration had been returned to the new ministers.

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Moreover, he explained that this will afford the ministers time to acquaint themselves with their new functions in various ministries, so as to contribute adequately in discussions during the gathering which was to be fixed for another date.

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