Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is currently chairing an unprecedented extraordinary Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Monday.
The extraordinary nature of this gathering stemmed from the fact that FEC meetings traditionally take place on Wednesdays, whereas this session has been convened urgently to address a backlog of tasks as the President Muhammadu Buhari administration winds down in the next 14 days.
Commencing at approximately 11:00am, the meeting is expected to address 37 memoranda from various ministries, departments, and agencies.
LEADERSHIP reports that this additional FEC meeting does not negate the regular session scheduled for Wednesday, May 17, as confirmed by reliable sources within the cabinet.
Among the attendees are the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha; the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan; the National Security Adviser (NSA), Maj. Gen. Babagana Monguno (Rtd); and the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami.
Also present are the Ministers of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola; Science and Technology, Olorunimbe Mamora; Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed; Transportation, Mu’azu Sambo; Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire; Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Pantami; Sports, Chief Sunday Dare: Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika; Environment, Mohammed Abdullahi; Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola; and FCT, Mohammed Bello.
The Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama; Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Niyi Adebayo; Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen; Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu; Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Mrs. Sadiya Umar Farouk; Police Affairs, Mohammed Dingyadi; and that of Niger Delta Affairs, Umana Umana, were also in attendance, among others.
Meanwhile, President Buhari is anticipated to return to Nigeria this week after an extended trip to London, in the United Kingdom.
The President initially traveled to participate in the coronation ceremony of the British Monarch, King Charles III, on May 3, and later extended his stay in London to undergo a dental procedure.