Just like last week’s Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting, President Muhammadu Buhari was absent from the meeting of the FEC today at the presidential villa in Abuja.
20 Nigerian ministers also bailed from the meeting which was presided over by Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo.
Reports say, the council chamber where the meeting is taking place is glaringly scanty with 20 out the 36 Nigerian minister absent from the meeting.
Reasons for the President’s absence is yet to be made known.
The same applied to the absentee Ministers. Meanwhile, the preliminaries of Wednesday’s meeting were not short of what played out penultimate Wednesday when the already seated Osinbajo and the Ministers who were expectant of the President to preside over the meeting got disappointed as Buhari failed to show up.
According to Vanguard, at exactly 11 am, the time for the meeting, Osinbajo got whispers from the State Chief of Protocol, SCOP and thereafter called for the National Anthem and opening prayers, signaling the commencement of the meeting. Journalists were later excused from the meeting which got underway.
Meanwhile, the acting Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Dr. Habiba Muda Lawal was at the meeting.
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