Buhari to finally preside over FEC meeting today
May 3, 2017
Just back from rest, President Muhammadu Buhari is to preside over the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting which holds today, Wednesday, May 3, 2017.
Gistsnaija reports that the president’s itinerary for this week confirms that he is scheduled to preside over the FEC meeting billed to hold at 11:00 am inside the Council Chambers of the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, Abuja.
“All is now set for Mr President to preside over tomorrow”s (today’s meeting of the Federal Executive Council. I can confirm to you very strongly that Mr President will be at the Council Chambers for FEC meeting tomorrow (today),” the report quoted a source as saying.
The president had been absent from the two last FEC meetings while Lai Mohammed, the minister of Information said the president was having some rest.
His further absence at the mosque recently caused tension across the country as many wanted to know about his health.
Gistsnaija reports that Buhari resumed office on Tuesday, May 2 and received briefings from the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, and the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Maikanti Baru.
The two officials confirmed that they briefed the president on issues concerning their respective offices.
According to Baru, Buhari was briefed on fuel supply across the country, crude oil and gas productions as well as the ability of the NNPC to supply gas to the power sector.
He put the current production at two million barrels per day.
On his part, Malami said he briefed Buhari on anti-graft issues, stressing that the president was worried over delay in the passage of anti-corruption bills pending before the National Assembly.