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Thursday 20 April 2017

Again: Presidency Cancels FEC Meeting Over Buhari's Absence

The weekly Federal Ex­ecutive Council (FEC) meeting failed to hold on Wednesday with the Presi­dency blaming the develop­ment on the just-concluded Easter break.
The Presidency added that the cancellation of the cabinet meeting had no link with Pres­ident Muhammad Buhari’s ill-health.
Last Wednesday, the meet­ing was presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in­stead of Buhari who was in the Villa but said to be attending to other state duties.
This caused anxiety over the President’s health as he had scaled down his official func­tions following his return on March 10, 2017, from a 50-day medical vacation in London.
The anxiety heightened when the FEC meeting for this week was cancelled although State House correspondents only learnt of the cancellation when cabinet members did not show up.
Buhari’s Senior Special As­sistant on Media and Public­ity, Malam Garba Shehu, ex­plained that the long Easter break did not afford the FEC Secretariat enough time to circulate relevant documents ahead of the meeting.
He noted that as human be­ings, the FEC Secretariat staff also deserved a break and could not circulate the docu­ments before the Easter break.
“The staff of the Council Secretariat resumed on Tues­day after the Easter. There was no time to prepare and circu­late memos to ministers.

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