From Bello Wakili (Abuja)
President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the 32nd virtual Federal Executive Council at the Council Chambers of the State House.
Before the meeting went into closed door, Members of the council observed a minute silence in honour of two former members of the cabinet who died recently.
The former ministers were Alhaji Alfa Wali and Prince Tony Momoh.
Wali, a prominent Kano State indigene and former Minister of Agriculture, died on Monday, January 25th, 2021.
He also served as Permanent Secretary in many ministries, including the Ministry of Defence.
Tony Momoh was a veteran journalist and politician who was Nigerian Minister of Information and Culture during the military regime of General Ibrahim Babangida, died February 1st at the age of 82.
The Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, Chief of Staff to the President, Ibrahim Gambari and the National Security Adviser (NSA), Maj. Gen. Babagana Mongunu as well as seven ministers physically attended the meeting.
The ministers included Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed; Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami; Mines and Steel Development, Olamilekan Adegbite, and Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi.
Others are Ministers of Industry, Trade and Investment, Niyi Adebayo, Education, Adamu Adamu, Aviation, Hadi Sirika, The Head of Service of the Federation, Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan and other ministers are participating online in the weekly council meeting from their various offices in Abuja.