Vice President Yemi Osinbajo chairs this week’s Federal Executive Council meeting.
The meeting which started at 10:00 am is held in the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
There are the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mustapha Boss, the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Dr. Folashade Yemi-Esan and Prof. Ibrahim Gambari. Head of the President’s Cabinet.
Ministers attending are the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Niyi Adebayo; Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire; Dr. Chris Ngige; Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola; Agriculture, Mohammad Abubakar; Aviation, Hadi Sirika; Interior, Rauf Aregbesola; Niger Delta, Umana Umana; Youth and Sports, Sunday Courage and Justice, Abubakar Malami.
There are also the Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed; Women’s Affairs, Pauline Tallen; Transport, Mu’azu Sambo; Environment, Mohammed Abdullahi FCT, Mohammed Bello; Communications and Digital Economy, Professor Isa Pantami; Science and Technology, Olorunimbe Mamora; and Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed.
Meanwhile, the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (Retd.), will not attend today’s meeting as he is away in Dakar, Senegal to attend the high-level Dakar 2 Summit hosted by Senegalese President Macky Sall, who is also the President. of the African Union.
This is the second consecutive FEC meeting in which the president is absent.
Also, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama; The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Mohammad Abubakar, and the National Security Adviser, Mohammed Babagana Monguno, are absent as they are in the entourage of the President in Dakar.
They are expected to return to the country later on Wednesday.