Vice-President Osinbajo presides over FEC meeting

Vice-President Osinbajo presides over FEC meeting

Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof.

Yemi Osinbajo is presiding over the virtual meeting of the Federal Council, which began at 10.

00am on Wednesday in the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.


Osinbajo chairs the meeting in the absence of President Muhammadu Buhari who is in Brussels, Belgium, for the 6th European Union-African Union Summit.

Ministers physically present at the meeting are Alh.

Lai Mohammed, Information and Culture; Adamu Adamu, Education; Zainab Ahmed, Finance, Budget and National Planning; Isa Pantami, Communication and Digital Economy; Niyi Adebayo, Industry, Trade and Investment; Hadi Sirika, Aviation; and Mohammed Abubakar, Agriculture and Rural Development.

Others are Clem Agba, Minister of State for Budget and National Planning and Zubairu Dada, Minister of for Foreign Affairs.

Other ministers joined virtually from their offices.

Before the commencement of the meeting, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha said that meeting marked the beginning of resumption of more members of the Federal Executive Council to the weekly meetings.

He said that a second batch of ministers would join President Buhari at next week’s meeting, adding that full resumption of members to cabinet meetings would be announced when health experts decides that it was safe.

Virtual meetings of the Federal Executive Council began in mid 2020 in compliance with Covid-19 protocols.

Vice-President Osinbajo presides over FEC meeting

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