REVEALED: Why Nigerian govt’s weekly FEC meeting did not hold ― Presidency
The Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting did not hold today.
The meeting takes place every Wednesday.
FEC is the highest decision making body of the Nigerian government. It comprises the president and members of his cabinet
According to the presidency, the meeting did not hold because of the Easter holidays.
Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said this in an interview with reporters.
He said members of the council’s secretariat could not make memos available to ministers due to the holidays.
He said, “The staff on the council secretariat resumed on Tuesday after the Easter holidays. There was no time to prepare and circulate memos to ministers.
“By practice, the ministers receive council memos two or three days ahead of meetings because they must read them and sometimes undertake research. It is not a rubber stamp council, so everyone must prepare themselves well for debates.” Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu
President Buhari was absent at the last FE. Meeting. His absence fuelled speculations that he was ill, but Lai Mohammed, minister of information, said the president was hale and hearty.
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