Osinbajo presides over extended FEC as Buhari arrives Saudi Arabia

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Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday presided over the extended meeting of the Federal Executive Council at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the FEC meeting, which commenced at about 4.05pm, was attended by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, and the Head of Service, Wilfred Ita-Oyo.

Others at the council meeting included the National Security Adviser, retired Major General Babagana Monguno, cabinet ministers and some presidential aides.

NAN reports that the meeting is scheduled to deliberate on no fewer than 35 memos from Federal Ministries, Departments and Agencies.

Among those expected to make presentations during Thursday’s meeting include the Federal Ministries of Interior; Finance; Science and Technology and Federal Capital Territory Administration as well as the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission.

President Muhammadu Buhari, who departed for Saudi Arabia on Thursday to perform the lesser hajj, had on May 15 presided over the Wednesday’s meeting of the council.

NAN reports that the presidential aircraft conveying the President and members of his entourage, which took-off at the presidential wing of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, at about 11am, landed at Prince Muhammad bin Abdulaziz International Airport Madinah, Saudi Arabia at about 5:43pm (local time).

The President is expected to return to Abuja on May 21.

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