17 May 2019

Nigeria: Second Term - Exraordinary FEC Meeting Continues Monday

The extra-ordinary Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting which lasted up to 8pm yesterday will continue on Monday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, Daily Trust has learnt.

The weekly meeting was first held on Wednesday, it continued yesterday and it's expected to resume on Monday.

The Wednesday's meeting which was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari lasted for about five hours.

Yesterday following Buhari's trip to Saudi Arabia for Umrah (lesser Hajj), Vice President Yemi Osinbajo took charge of the meeting.

The meeting which started around 4: pm lasted till around 8: pm. A presidential spokesperson, Laolu Akande told our correspondent that the meeting will be continued on Monday.

Last week's FEC, presided over by President Buhari lasted for over 10 hours. The marathon FEC, Is fueling report that majority of the 31 ministers may not be re-nominated by the president.

Presidential Villa sources told our correspondent that the marathon FEC meeting was to clear all key memos before the inauguration of the president for second term.

Speaking anonymously, one of the sources said: "The last minute clearance of memos is an indication that many of the ministers will not be part of Baba's second term."

Our correspondent reports that a valedictory FEC will hold on Wednesday.

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