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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is presiding over the first Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting of 2023.
In what seems a first since COVID-19 protocols were put in place in 2020, several Ministers and their Ministers of State are physically at the Council Chambers.
Also present are the Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha; the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan; and the Deputy Chief of Staff to the President, Dr Adeola Ipaye.
Before the commencement of the Council meeting, members held prayers, led by the Minister of Youth and Sports, Sunday Dare, and his Aviation counterpart, Senator Hadi Sirika.
Ministers who are attending in person are the Ministers of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouk; Industry, Trade and Investment, Niyi Adebayo; Health, Osagie Ehanire; Mines and Steel Development, Olamilekan Adegbite; Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige; Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola; Agriculture, Mohammad Abubakar; Aviation, Hadi Sirika; Interior, Rauf Aregbesola; Niger Delta, Umana Umana; Special Duties, George Akume, Power, Abubakar Aliyu; Police Affairs, Mohammed Dingyadi; Youth and Sports, Sunday Dare; Justice, Abubakar Malami, Transportation, Mu’azu Sambo and Environment, Mohammed Abdullahi.
Also attending are Ministers of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Mariam Katagum; Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo; Science and Technology, Henry Ikoh; Foreign Affairs, Zubairu Dada; Petroleum, Timipre Sylva.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday traveled to Nouakchott, Mauritania, to participate in the Programme of the Third Forum of the African Conference for Peace.
He is expected back in the country today.
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