Large turnout at FEC meeting as Osinbajo’s fear reportedly catches ministers

ministers allegedly attended the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Wednesday, August 15. According to Vanguard, the unprecedented number of ministers at the FEC meeting may not be unconnected to the ‘no-nonsense’ stance of the acting president since he took over the realm of leadership from President Muhammadu Buhari who is on a 10-working day vacation in London, United Kingdom. 

The newspaper reports that as at 10.30am some ministers had arrived at the Council Chamber for the FEC scheduled for 11am and as at the time the acting president arrived about 28 of the ministers were already seated for the meeting. Acting President Yemi Osinbajo presided over the FEC meeting on Wednesday, August 15.

The Punch After the national anthem, the minister of state for education, Anthony Anwukah said the Christian opening prayer, while the minister of water resources, Suleiman Adamu, offered the Muslim prayer. Acting President Osinbajo and other members of the presidency at the FEC meeting. 

The Punch Some of the ministers present at the FEC meeting. Photo credit: The Punch The turnout was reportedly unprecedented compared to the past FEC meetings chaired by Osinbajo as Vice President or Acting President.  Recall that Osinbajo had on Tuesday, August 7, terminated the appointment of the immediate past director general of the Department of State Services (DSS), Lawal Daura and also on Tuesday, August 14, ordered immediate overhaul of Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) as well as the probe of operatives that allegedly committed human right abuses on the course of their duty. 


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