FEC Meeting Fails To Hold

FG Approves New National Health PolicyThe weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting which holds every Wednesday at the Presidential Villa, has failed to hold this time.

A statement from the Presidency said: “The staff of the council secretariat, resumed on Tuesday after the Easter.

“There was no time to prepare and circulate memos to ministers. By practice, the ministers receive council memos two or three days ahead of meetings because they must read them and sometimes undertake research. It is not a rubber stamp council so everyone must prepare themselves well for debates.”

For now, it is not clear whether there would be an abridge version of the meeting before the week runs out or the council members would have to wait till next week.

Meanwhile, the President who usually chairs the meeting was absent at last week and the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, had to take charge. It was the first time President Buhari would miss the weekly meeting since returning from a 50-day vacation in London.