President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the 10th virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The meeting has Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo physically in attendance.

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, Chief of Staff to the President, Professor Ibrahim Gambari, and the National Security Adviser, Major General Babagana Monguno (rtd) are also physically present.

The ministers physically present are the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister for Justice, Abubakar Malami, Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, Minister of Trade and Investment, Niyi Adebayo and the Minister of Power, Saleh Mamma.

The Head of Service, Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan and other ministers are participating from their various offices in Abuja.

The meeting which started at 10am with rendition of the national anthem, also observed a minute silence in honour of the father of Kwara Governor, Abdulganiyu Abdulrazak (SAN) who was himself Minister of Railway in the First Republic.

The governor’s father who was Mutawali of Ilorin and Tafida of Zazzau in Zaria, Kaduna State, was also the former Chairman of the Nigerian Body of Benchers.