Osinbajo Presides, FEC Observe One Minute Silence For Late Minister

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Updated April 14, 2021


The Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday presided over the 41st virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council at the State House.

The Chief of staff to the president, Professor Ibrahim Gambari as well as the National security adviser, Major General Babagana Munguno (Rtd) physically attended the meeting.

Four Ministers including those of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, Finance, Zainab Ahmed, Justice, Abubakar Malami, and the Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajuiba were also physically present.

The Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan, and other Ministers participated in the weekly cabinet meeting from their various offices in Abuja.

Before commencement of the day’s proceedings, the council observed a minute silence for a former member of the cabinet, Mahmud Tukur who died in April 2021 at the age of 82.

Tukur who served as Minister of Commerce and Industries during the military regime of President Muhammadu Buhari was also the first Vice-Chancellor of the Bayero University, Kano, and sat on the boards of many organizations and businesses.

The Vice President after the FEC meeting spoke with State House correspondents.

He asked for a rededication of attitude by Nigerians to reflect higher virtues of kindness, love, and generosity devoid of faith or ethnicity, especially during the Ramadan period.

He stressed that a recommitment to peace and reconciliation across the board is fundamental at this time.