FEC Holds Virtual Meeting, Honours Late Ex-Sports Minister, Abdulkadir

President Muhammadu Buhari holds the sixth virtual FEC meeting with ministers at the Council Chambers in Abuja on July 8, 2020. Credit: State House.

 

The Federal Executive Council is holding its sixth virtual meeting at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

The meeting which is currently holding is being chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari.

In attendance are the Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo; Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha; Chief of Staff to the President, Ibrahim Gambari and 11 ministers.

The Ministers at the Council Chambers include those of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed; Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed; Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola; Aviation, Hadi Sirika; Justice, Abubakar Malami.

Others include Niger Delta, Godswill Akpabio; Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi; Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyema; Special Duties, George Akume; Education, Adamu Adamu and Minister of State for Foreign Affairs; Ambassador Zubairu Dada.

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Other Ministers are participating from their respective offices in Abuja.

After the national anthem, a minute silence was observed in honour of former Minister of Sports and Youth Development and former member of the National Working Committee, who served as Vice Chairman (North West), Inuwa Abdulkadir, who died on Monday.

President Buhari had earlier in a statement said that Abdulkadir’s humility, maturity and penchant for facilitating reconciliation among members will be sorely missed at a time the All Progressives Congress (APC) is rebuilding and repositioning to deliver on its promises.

APC Maintains Disciplinary Action Against Inuwa Abdulkadir

 

The All Progressives Congress (APC) National Working Committee (NWC) has maintained the disciplinary actions on the Party’s National Vice Chairman (North West), Inuwa Abdulkadir over anti-party activities.

Mr Abdulkadir was earlier expelled by the party organs in Sokoto State in November 2018 for the same reasons and passed on their recommendation to the NWC for ratification

A member of the party from his Magajin Gari ‘Á’ ward, Naibi Abubakar, wrote a complaint letter to the ward chairman of the party, accusing Mr Abdulkadir of “continuous absence from party activities and meetings.”

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According to a statement by the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Lanre Issa-Onilu, the decision to uphold the actions of the Sokoto APC organs was taken at a meeting of the NWC, held at the Party’s National Secretariat on Thursday.

He added that Mr Abdulkadir failed to defend himself when the opportunity availed itself before the disciplinary committee.

“The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has upheld the disciplinary actions of Magajin Gari “A” Ward, Sokoto North Local Government, and the Party’s Sokoto State Executive Committee on the Party’s National Vice Chairman (North West), Inuwa Abdulkadir over anti-party activities.

“Abdulkadir failed to utilise the opportunity to defend himself before the disciplinary committee set up by the NWC to look into the various petitions received against certain members of our party.

“Following the suspension of Abdulkadir, the NWC will subsequently forward the decision of the Sokoto State organs to the Party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) for further actions,” the statement added.

President Jonathan Sacks Youth Minister

President Goodluck Jonathan has terminated the appointment of the Youth Minister, Inuwa Abdulkadir.

According to a statement released to the Media by the Secretary to the Federal Government, Anyim Pius Anyim in Abuja today, reason(s) for the termination of Abdulkadir’s sack as the Youth Minister was not stated.

Meanwhile, there are indications that his sack is not unconnected with a path taken by the Sokoto State Governor, Magatarkada Wamako who recommended his appointment into the cabinet of President Jonathan.

It would be recalled that Governor Wamako is among the 5 governors who have been consulting and have also openly kicked against Jonathan’s second term options.