Buhari presides over FEC meeting as Osinbajo attends first time after surgery
President Muhammadu Buhari is presiding over the Federal Executive Council (FEC), taking place in the Council Chambers of the State House, Abuja.
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo is currently also attending physically for the first time after he sustained a fracture in the leg while playing squash.
Earlier, Osinbajo received a warm welcome from ministers and presidential aides present, who took turns to welcome him back to the cabinet meeting.
Prof Osinbajo underwent a surgical operation on July 16th, at the Duchess International Hospital, Ikeja, Lagos.
He was discharged on July 25th and has been recuperating at home and attending official functions virtually.
Also attending the meeting physically is the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, Chief of Staff to the President, Ibrahim Gambari and the National Security Adviser (NSA), Maj. Gen. Babagana Mongunu.
The ministers attending physically include Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed; Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami; Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mohammed Bello, Communications and Digital, Isa Patanmi, Humanitarian Disaster Management and Social Development Affairs, Sadiya Umar Farouq, Environment, Mohammed Abdullahi, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, Youths and Sports, Sunday Dare, Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Mohammad Mahmood Abubakar, Aviation, Hedi Sirika, Transportation, Mu’azu Jaji Sambo.
Others are Ministers of State for Finance, Budget and National Planning, Clement Agba Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Ramatu Aliyu, Environment, Ademola Adegoroye and Education, Goodluck Nana-Opia.
The Head of Service of the Federation, Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan and other ministers are participating online in the weekly council meeting from their various offices in Abuja.