President Buhari Swears In Five New Permanent Secretaries At FEC

President Muhammadu Buhari swears in five new permanent secretaries on Wednesday, July 14.

 

President Muhammadu Buhari has sworn in five new permanent secretaries.

The swearing-in took place on Wednesday, just before the commencement of the Federal Executive Council meeting, although the ministries where they would be functioning have not been disclosed.

Present at the FEC meeting was Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, Secretary to Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha and Chief of Staff to the President, Professor Ibrahim Gambari.

Also present were eight ministers including that of Finance Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed; Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami; Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire; Police Affairs, Muhammad Dingyadi as well as Power, Mamman Saleh; Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola; Water resources, Suleiman Adamu as well as Transport, Rotimi Amaechi.

The Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Folashade Yemi-Esan and other Ministers attended virtually from their various offices in Abuja.

President Buhari Presides Over FEC Meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari presides over the virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council on June 16, 2021.

 

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council at the First Lady’s Conference Room at the State House, Abuja.

Among those physically attending the meeting are Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha and Chief of Staff to the President, Professor Ibrahim Gambari.

Others include the Ministers of Justice, Abubakar Malami, as well as those of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola; Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu and the Federal Capital Territory, Mohammed Bello.

The Head of Service of the Federation, Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan and other ministers are also participating in the weekly cabinet meeting from their various offices in Abuja.

FEC Holds In Abuja, Members Observe A Minute Silence In Honour Of Three Late Ex-Ministers

 

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday presided over the 31st virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the State House.

The Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha were physically in attendance.

Before the meeting, the council observed a minute silence for three former ministers: Alhaji Dauda Birma, Alhaji Mohammadu Gambo Jimeta And Alhaji Abdullahi Ibrahim.

President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo at the FEC meeting on January 27, 2021.

 

Dauda Birma who served as the Minister of Education from 1997 to 1998, died on the 5th January 2021 at the age of 80.

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Mohammadu Gambo Jimeta died on the 21st January, at the age of 83. He was the Minister of Agriculture from 1997 to 1995-1997.

Abdullai Ibrahim was Minister of Education, Science, and Technology as well as transport aviation between 1984 and 1985.

See more photos from the FEC meeting below…

PHOTOS: President Buhari Joins FEC Virtually From Daura

President Muhammadu Buhari joins FEC meeting virtually from Daura, Katsina on (December 16, 2020)

 

 

President Muhammadu Buhari has joined the 28th Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the Council Chamber of the State House, Abuja presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

The president who is currently in his hometown, Daura in Katsina State joined the meeting virtually.

To commence the meeting, the National Security Adviser, Major General Babagana Munguno (retd), said the Muslim opening prayer while the minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, said the Christian prayer.

In attendance are the Permanent Secretary, Ecological Funds Office, Mrs. Habiba Lawal, standing in for the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, who is self-isolating with his wife after some members of his family tested positive for COVID-19 and Chief of Staff, Ibrahim Gambari.

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Fifteen ministers are physically attending the meeting, some of whom are the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed; Minister of Works and Housing, Babtunde Fashola; Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Mohammed Bello, Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, Minister of Agriculture, Sabo Nanono; Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed; Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi; Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami and the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika.

Others are the Minister of Defence, Maj.-Gen. Bashir Magashi (retd), Minister of Environment, Mohammed Abubakar; Minister of Police Affairs, Maigari Dingyadi; Minister of State, Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva and Minister of State for the Environment, Sharon Ikpeazu.

The Head of Service of the Federation, Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan and other ministers are participating in the weekly council meeting from their various offices in Abuja.

 

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) presides over a virtual Federal Executive Council Meeting.

Buhari, Others Honour Late Permanent Secretary At FEC Meeting

 

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday presided over the 23rd virtual cabinet meeting at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The cabinet observed a minute silence in honour of the late Babatunde Lawal, who until his death, was a Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Secretary to Government of the Federation and Deputy Secretary of the cabinet.

The meeting, which started at 9:00 am had in attendance the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo; Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, and Chief of Staff to the President, Professor Ibrahim Gambari.

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Ministers physically present at the Council Chambers are Ministers of Information, Lai Mohammed, Finance, Zainab Ahmed, Justice, Abubakar Malami, Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, Aviation, Hadi Sirika, Industry, Trade and Investment, Adeniyi Adebayo and Environment, Mahmood Muhammad.

Other members of the cabinet participated virtually from their various offices in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

Osinbajo, SGF, In Attendance As Buhari Presides Over Virtual FEC Meeting

Buhari presides over FEC meeting

 

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation were in attendance at the 19th virtual Federal Executive Council meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari.

The meeting which was held at the Council Chambers of the State House, Abuja also had in attendance the Chief of Staff to the President, Ibrahim Gambari and the National Security Adviser (NSA), Major General Babagana Munguno (retd).

Ministers physically present at the Council Chambers are Ministers of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, Finance, Zainab Ahmed, Justice, Abubakar Malami, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami.

Ministers present at the meeting

Others include Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, and Minister of Power Saleh Mamma.

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

Minister attending virtually

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Fourth Virtual FEC Meeting In Pictures

 

The Federal Executive Council held another virtual meeting on Wednesday, with President Muhammadu Buhari presiding.

Those present included Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, the NSA, Babagana Munguna, the Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, and up to 10 ministers, while the remaining ministers joined the meeting from their respective offices.

This is the fourth time the Federal Executive Council is meeting virtually since it resumed session following the outbreak of COVID-19.

See photos below.

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.

 

See photos from the meeting below…

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.

 

See photos of the valedictory session below…

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.

See more photos of today’s FEC meeting below…