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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Photos Of Kyari, Oyo-Ita In ‘Warm’ Embrace At FEC Meeting

The Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari and the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Winnifred Oyo-Ita has embraced publicly at the commencement of the meeting of  Federal Executive Council at the State House in Abuja.

This is coming after the two top government officials were engaged in an altercation at the same venue last week.

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Buhari Shifts FEC Meeting To Thursday

Buhari Cancels FEC Meeting Again
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The weekly Federal Executive Council meeting has been shifted by President Muhammadu Buhari to hold tomorrow, Thursday October 26th.

A tweet from the presidency’s handle @ngrpresidency says the meeting will focus on the budget 2018, which it says is now been finalised.

The Buhari administration has indicated it wants to return to the january to December budget cycle.

The FEC meeting usually holds on Wednesdays.

 

FG Cancels FEC Meeting Again

Buhari Cancels FEC Meeting Again
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The Federal Government has cancelled the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting for this week.

Minister of Information and Culture, Mr Lai Mohammed, said in a statement on Tuesday that the decision was taken due to inadequate time to prepare the documents for the meeting.

“The two-day public holidays declared for the Eid-el-Kabir celebrations left little or no time to prepare for the weekly meeting,” the statement issued in Kano by the minister’s media aide, Segun Adeyemi, read in part.

This is the second time the FEC meeting will be cancelled since President Muhammadu Buhari returned to Nigeria after spending more than three months in London on a medical vacation.

READ ALSO: No Law Says FEC Meeting Must Be Held Every Week – Femi Adesina

On August 23, the first FEC meeting which would have been the first to be presided over by the President was cancelled. No reason was given.

Hours after the announcement, the Senior Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, defended the President Buhari’s decision.

Adesina said in a telephone interview on Channels Television that there was nothing to the decision and that concerns about its implications were uncalled for.

Before travelling to London for a second time on May 7 to receive further medical attention, President Buhari had missed the FEC meeting for weeks.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who was the Acting President while Buhari was away, had presided over the weekly meeting in his absence.

However, the meeting held on Wednesday last week in Abuja where the Council approved the construction of the Mambilla Hydro-Electric Power plant.

No Law Says FEC Meeting Must Be Held Every Week – Femi Adesina

The Senior Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari, Mr Femi Adesina, has defended the President’s decision to cancel the Federal Executive Council Meeting on Wednesday.

A statement by Mr Adesina in the morning announced the decision but gave no reason for the cancellation of the meeting which would have been the first attended by the President after his return from a more-than-100 days medical vacation.

Asked about the decision in a telephone interview on Channels Television’s Politics Today, the presidential spokesman said there was nothing to it and that concerns about its implications were uncalled for.

“There is no law that says the Federal Executive Council meeting should hold every week. There is no law that says it must be weekly. Under a past administration, it used to hold once every two weeks,” he said.

“So, there is no law that says it should hold every Wednesday. It depends on what you have on the agenda to discuss. The President is the Chairman of that meeting. So, he has the discretion to hold or not to hold (the meeting).”

President Buhari’s decision to cancel the meeting had led to more questions about his fitness to resume work and carry out his duties effectively.

On Tuesday, news that he would be working from home because rodents had damaged items in his office and that it was under renovation caused a stir and went viral on the social media.

But Mr Adesina dismissed the concerns, saying that the President is strong enough to perform his duties and that the office in his home and the one in his office complex were only a short distance apart in any case.

“The fact that FEC does not hold in one week does not mean anything significant because the President has the discretion to hold or not to hold FEC (meetings),” he said.

Asked if the cancellation of Wednesday’s meeting meant that FEC would no longer be meeting weekly, he said it wasn’t the case, before going on to say that the meeting had not held every week over time in the first case.

“That is not correct. It did not hold every week; when this administration began, it did not hold every week. And right from then, it had been understood that the FEC would hold as often as there are things to discuss,” Mr Adesina said.

Had today’s FEC meeting held and the President attended, it would have been the first he would be presiding over in more than three months.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo who was the Acting President while he was away presided over the weekly meeting in his absence.

Professor Osinbajo also presided over the FEC meetings that the President missed before travelling to London.

PHOTOS: Osinbajo Presides Over FEC Meeting

The Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo presided over the Federal Executive Council meeting on Wednesday at the Council Chamber in Abuja.

The meeting was attended by the National Security Adviser to the President, retired Major General Babagana Monguno, as well as the Minister of Defence, retired Brigadier General Mansur Dan Ali, among other ministers.

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PHOTOS: Osinbajo Presides Over FEC Meeting

Nigeria’s Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday presided over the Federal Executive Council meeting.

The meeting took place at the Council Chamber, State House in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.

It was attended by the Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, and the National Security Adviser, Retired Major-General Babagana Mongonu.

The meeting also had in attendance the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama; Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu; and the Minister of Communication, Mr Adebayo Shittu among others.

Here are some photos from the FEC meeting:

Photo: Sunday Aghaeze

PHOTOS: Osinbajo Presides Over FEC Meeting

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday presided over the first Federal Executive Council Meeting since President Muhammadu Buhari travelled to the United Kingdom for a medical follow up.

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R-L; Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs Winifre Oyo-Ita and NSA Major General Babagana Mongonu
R-L; Minister of Labour and Employment Senatoe Chris Ngige; Minister of Interior, Lt Gen Abdulrhman Dambazzau; Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed; Minister of State, Industry, Trade and Investment; Hajiya Aisha Abubakar and Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Mr. Okechukwu Enelemah
L-R; Minister of State Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, Minister of Water Resources, Sulieman Adamu and Minister of Women Affairs, Sen Aisha Alhassan
R-L; Minister of Power Works and Housing Babatunde Fashola, Minister of State Petroleum Dr Ibe Emmanuel Kachiukwu, Minister of State Niger Delta Elder Claudius Omoyele Daramola and Minister of Niger Delta, Mr Usani Uguru Usani

R-L; Minister of Budget and National Planning Senator Udoma Udo Udoma, Minister of State Agriculture, Hon Heineken Lokpobiri, Minister of Agriculture and Urban Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh and Attorney General and Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami
Minister of FCT Mallam Muhammad Musa Bello and Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed
R-L; Minister of Power Works and Housing Babatunde Fashola, Minister of State Mines and Steel, Abubakar Bawa Bwari, Minister of State Petroleum Dr Ibe Emmanuel Kachiukwu and Minister of State Niger Delta Elder Claudius Omoyele Daramola

Prior to Wednesday’s meeting Osinbajo had however presided over the three previous FEC meetings as the President failed to attend on account of his health.

All Photos: SUNDAY AGHAEZE.

Buhari Absent At FEC Meeting Again

President Muhammadu Buhari has again failed to attend the Federal Executive Council Meeting on Wednesday.

His absence on Wednesday marks the third time the President will miss the weekly meeting since his return from the United Kingdom in March.

Following his absence from the meeting last week, speculations over his health had shot up, especially after the Information Minister, Mr. Lai Mohammed, said he would work from home that day.