Buhari Presides Over First FEC Meeting After London Trip

 

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday presided over the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting in Abuja, the first since his return from a private visit to the United Kingdom.

Buhari returned to the country last week after his private visit to London, where he spent 15 days.

At the commencement of the meeting, council members stood to observe a moment’s silence in honour of late former minister Alex Akinyele and late former Secretary to Government of the Federation Ufot Ekaette.

 

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Presidency Postpones FEC Meeting, Gives Reasons

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President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, and the SGF, Boss Mustapha, at the FEC meeting in Abuja on July 4, 2018.

 

 

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting will not take place on Wednesday, the Presidency has said.

Mr Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, announced this in a statement on Tuesday.

“This is due to the fact that all the memos earlier submitted to the Council for consideration have been returned to the various ministries.

“This action will allow ministers who were recently sworn in have their inputs in the memos sent by their predecessors in office,” he said.

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The presidential aide explained that the postponement was also aimed at enabling the ministers still taking briefs from bureaucrats in their ministries and familiarising themselves with their workspace to have more time to contribute to discussions at the meeting.

According to him, the President’s cabinet members will also utilise the period of the break to work towards the early preparation and submission of the 2020 budget estimates.

President Buhari Chairs Valedictory FEC Meeting

 

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently chairing the valedictory session of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting.

The meeting is held behind closed doors and is attended by members of President Buhari’s cabinet.

The valedictory session is holding after President Buhari returned to Abuja on Tuesday night. The President returned after a trip to Saudi Arabia where he performed Umrah rites (Lesser Hajj).

He is expected to dissolve the cabinet to end his first term in office ahead of the May 29, 2019 swearing-in ceremony.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday presided over an extraordinary session of the council meeting.

 

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Osinbajo Presides Over FEC Meeting

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday presided over the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting in Abuja.

The session resumed at 10:00 am and had in attendance the Secretary-General of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha; National Security Adviser (NSA), Babagana Monguno and some ministers.

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The FEC meeting may be the last before the valedictory session for the current members of President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet.

President Buhari is expected to dissolve the cabinet to end his first term in office ahead of the May 29, 2019 swearing-in ceremony.

Last week, there was an extraordinary session of the council meeting on Thursday which was presided over by the vice-president.

President Buhari is currently in Saudi Arabia for the lesser hajj.

Before his departure, the president presided over the council meeting on Wednesday, which lasted several hours.

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Osinbajo Presides Over FEC Meeting As Buhari Attends COAS Conference In Borno

The Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, on Wednesday, presided over the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the presidential villa in Abuja.

Osinbajo presided over the weekly meeting based on the absence of President Muhammadu Buhari who is currently in Maiduguri, Borno state capital, for the annual conference of the Chief of Army Staff (COAS).

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The meeting was attended by Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation, and some ministers.

Ministers in attendance include Rotimi Amaechi, Mohammed Musa Bello, Adamu Adamu, AbdulRahaman Dambazau, Zainab Ahmed, Audu Ogbe, Adebayo Shittu,  Udoma Udoma and Usani Usani, among others.

FG Approves N6.06trn For Comprehensive Healthcare Plan

FG Approves N6.06trn For Comprehensive Healthcare Plan

 

The Federal Government has approved the sum of N6.07 trillion for a comprehensive healthcare plan in the country.

Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, disclosed this to State House correspondents on Wednesday in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

“The entire projects meant for over five years will cost us over N6.071 trillion and we believe that if this funding is done, if the plans are implemented faithfully, we will achieve a 31 per cent reduction in maternal mortality,” he said.

“We will achieve 33 per cent reduction in horizontal mortality and we will achieve under five per cent mortality reduction of 29 per cent,” the minister revealed, adding, “We are quite confident that this plan will usher Nigeria into a new era and Council in its wisdom, approved this plan for implementation.”

Professor Adewole revealed that 38.2 per cent of the sum was earmarked for human resources for a period of five years, that is between 2018 and 2022.

He added that 34 per cent was earmarked for medical supplies while seven per cent was allocated for infrastructural development.

The minister explained that following the approval, the Federal Government would ask the states to commence implementation.

He said the government would also seek the support of the National Economic Council (NEC) and the Nigeria Governors’ Forum to ensure the plan was faithfully implemented.

Professor Adewole recalled a previous attempt to come up with a plan between 2010 and 2015, saying it had 52 targets.

According to him, the government was only able to achieve two of the targets and spent a long time to put the second plan in place.

“So, it took us about two years to get this second plan done. It involves all states of the federation. It includes the Federal Capital Territory, and our development partners participated in the presentation and the approval of the plan,” the minister said.

He added, “The plan was approved at the National Council on Health meeting that took place in Kano on 21st of June, 2018. The plan essentially has five strategic pillars and 15 priority areas.

“The five strategic pillars include: enabling environment for our attainment of health sector good, increased utilisation of essential package of healthcare services, strengthening our health system, and protection from health emergencies as well as health financing.”

Adewole said the new plan has 15 thematic areas, 48 strategic objectives, and 282 interventions which he said would improve healthcare delivery in the nation.

The fund was approved at the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting which held inside the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo presided over today’s FEC meeting in the absence of President Muhammadu Buhari who is out of the country.

Also present is the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, as well as the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita.

Ministers absent at the meeting are Kemi Adeosun, (finance), Chibuike Amaechi (transportation), and Geoffrey Onyeama (foreign affairs).

PHOTOS: Adeosun, Ogbeh, Others At Today’s FEC Meeting

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President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, and the SGF, Boss Mustapha, at the FEC meeting in Abuja on July 4, 2018.

 

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday presided over the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting.

The meeting, which commenced at about 11:00 am, held at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa in Abuja, the nation’s capital.


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In attendance are the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha.

Ministers in attendance include Abubakar Malami (Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation), Kemi Adeosun (Finance), Audu Ogbeh (Agriculture and Rural Development),

Others are Babatunde Fashola (Power, Works, and Housing), Udo Udoma (Budget and National Planning), and Chris Ngige (Labour and Employment), among others.

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SGF, NSA Present As Osinbajo Chairs FEC Meeting

SGF, NSA Present As Osinbajo Chairs FEC Meeting

 

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo presided over the meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday while President Muhammadu Buhari is on a four-day medical trip to the United Kingdom.

The meeting held at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.

Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha, and the National Security Adviser (NSA) to the President, Major General Babagana Monguno (rtd), were among those who attended the meeting.

Also present are the ministers of finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun; interior, Lieutenant General Abdulrahman Dambazau (rtd); budget and national planning, Senator Udo Udoma; and foreign affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, among others.

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Buhari Cancels FEC Meeting, Meets Service Chiefs

 

President Muhammadu Buhari has cancelled the weekly Wednesday’s Federal Executive Council meeting.

The President will instead meet with Service Chiefs at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

In an attendance at the meeting are Minister of Defence, Brig Gen Mansur Dan-Ali, Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai, Cheif of Defence Staff, Gen Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin, Chief of Naval Staff Rear Admiral Ibok-Ete Ekwe, Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris.

 

 

Fashola, Amaechi, Other Ministers At FEC Meeting

 

The Minister of Power, Works, and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, and his counterpart in the Ministry of Transportation, Mr Chibuike Amaechi, were present at today’s Federal Executive Council meeting.

President Muhammadu Buhari presided over the meeting which held on Wednesday inside the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo also attended the meeting, as well as the National Security Adviser, Major General Babagana Monguno (rtd).

Other ministers in attendance include Mrs Kemi Adeosun (Finance), Dr Ibe Kachikwu (Petroleum Resources), Udo Udoma (Budget and National Planning), and Hadi Sirika (Aviation) among others.

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Osinbajo Presides Over FEC Meeting As Buhari Attends One Planet Summit

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday presided over Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the presidential villa, State House, Abuja.

The FEC meeting was held in the absence of President Muhammadu Buhari who is currently in Paris, France for the one Planet Summit.

The meeting had in attendance the, Secretary General of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha; Chief of Staff, Malam Abba Kyari and Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita among others

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