President Bola Tinubu
The Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting will be held today at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Speaking to State House correspondents on Sunday night, Presidential spokesman, Ajuri Ngelale, confirmed that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu will preside over the second FEC meeting of his administration.
The meeting would be convened around 12 p.m., and among the issues to be discussed are those approvals the president already granted some ministries.
The three ministers recently confirmed by the Senate – Balarabe Abbas Lawal (Kaduna), Jamila Bio Ibrahim (Kwara) and Ayodele Olawande (Ondo), are expected to join the meeting today and to be sworn in.
Expected at the FEC meeting are the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF); the National Security Adviser; the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation; the Chief of Staff to the President, all the ministers; and some other executive principal officers.
Vice President Kashim Shettima will, however, not be sitting in today’s meeting, having left Abuja for China on Sunday to represent the president at the 3rd Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).
Recall last Thursday that the decision of the president not to reconvene the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting 44 days after the inaugural cabinet session held on August 28 had continued to raise questions on whether or not this could affect governance.
President Tinubu had, on August 21, sworn in and inaugurated 45 ministers who attended the maiden cabinet meeting at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa in Abuja on August 28.
It was gathered that the government had settled for Monday for FEC meetings, a clear departure from what was obtained under the previous administrations.
Regular FEC meetings during the former President Muhammadu Buhari were held weekly on Wednesdays.
It was further learnt that FEC might not be weekly to enable the ministers time to deliver on the assignments before them.