‘Seun Ibukun-Oni, Abuja


DAILY COURIER – Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, on Wednesday, presided over a meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC), at the State House Council Chambers, Abuja.


President Muhammadu Buhari is away in the UK for a routine medical check-up.


Before the commencement of the meeting, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, notified the cabinet of the death of Nigeria’s first Minister of Aviation, Chief Mbazulike Amaechi.


The council then observed a minute’s silence in honour of the late Amaechi, who died on Nov. 1, at the age of 92.


Beside the SGF, the Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari and Ministers including those of Industry, Trade and Investments, Otunba Niyi Adebayo; interior, Rauf Aregbesola; Sports and Youth Development, Sunday Dare; and Science and Technology, Adeleke Mamora, attended the meeting physically.


Others included Works and Housing Minister, Babatunde Fashola, and Agriculture and Rural Development, Mahmood Abubakar.


Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investments, Mariam Katagum and Minister of State for Health, Ekumankama Joseph Nkama, were also in attendance.