For the fourth time since President Muhammadu Buhari was inaugurated for the second term in office, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday presided over the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
It was also the third meeting Osinbajo would preside over since President Buhari left the country on official assignment. The President is expected back in the country on Sunday.
Osinbajo arrived at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, venue of the meeting at 11:03 a.m. and immediately called for a rendition of the national anthem.
The Christian opening prayer was given by the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, while the Muslim version was led by the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Mohammed Bello.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha called for a minute silence in honour of the former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Prof. Tam David-West who died during the week at the age of 83.
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