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Marathon FEC meeting extends till Tuesday

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) that started earlier on Monday will to continue on Tuesday as members were unable to conclude on some of the issues discussed.

Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris, disclosed this to State House reporters after Monday’s meeting which lasted for hours.

He said: “Today’s meeting is not yet concluded, a lot of far reaching decisions are being taken and these will be concluded tomorrow.”

Daily Trust reports that President Bola Tinubu presided over the Federal Executive Council meeting at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

The meeting, which is the fifth since January this year, is expected to take decisions on insecurity, the economy and other challenges in the country.

Just before commencement the meeting, Tinubu swore in two commissioners of the National Population Commission, (NPC)

They are Mr. Fasuwa Johnson from Ogun state and Dr. Amid Tadese Raheem from Osun State.

On November 8, 2023, Tinubu had appointed 20 federal commissioners in the commission with nine of them reappointed for a second term.

Before now, 17 commissioners were sworn in on March 14.

In October last year, the Minister of Information, Mohammed Idris, explained that the council will meet only when it has memoranda to consider.

According to him, “The President has approved that Federal Executive Council meetings will now be happening on Mondays, as opposed to the traditional Wednesdays that we are used to.

“So FEC meetings have been moved to Mondays. Of course that does not mean that it has to happen every week.

“If there are no issues to discuss, it will be skipped to next week,” Idris explained.

Among those present at the FEC meeting, were Vice President, Kashim Shettima; Secretary to the Government of the Federation, George Akume; Chief of Staff to the President, Femi Gbajabiamila; the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan; and many of the Ministers were in attendance.

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