By Ogundele, Abuja
President Muhammadu Buhari has linked up with the week’s virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting, holding in the Council Chamber of the State House, Abuja, from his home Daura in Katsina State.
The Meeting, being presided over by the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo (SAN), took off at about 10:04, with the National Anthem and prayers, said by the National Security Adviser (NSA), Major General Babagana Monguno (Rtd), and the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire.
The Permanent Secretary, Ecological Funds Office, Mrs. Habiba Lawal, is standing in as scribe of the meeting for the Secretary to the Government of the Federation SGF Mr Boss Mustapha, who is currently self-isolating.
Mustapha, with other members of his household, including his wife, proceeded on self-isolating over the weekend after some members of his family tested positive to COVID-19.
Chief of Staff to the President, Professor Ibrahim Gambari, is among those physically in attendance at the meeting.
Among ministers in physical attendance at the meeting are those of Transportation Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi; Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed; Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed; Education, Adamu Adamu; Works and Housing, Babtunde Fashola; Agriculture, Sabo Nanono; and Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mohammed Bello.
Others are Police Affairs, Muhammad Dingyadi; Environment, Dr Mohammad Abubakar; Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami; Defence, Major General Bashir Magashi (Rtd); Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika; Industry, Trade and Investment Otunba Niyi Adebayo; Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva; Minister of State for the Environment, Sharon Ikeazor.
The Head of Service of the Federation, Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan and other ministers are participating in the weekly council meeting from their various offices in Abuja.