Buhari fails to convene FEC meeting again

Buhari fails to convene FEC meeting again

President Muhammadu Buhari, has yet again failed to hold the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting which is expected to hold today at the Presidential Villa.

Last week, Buhari was absent at the meeting, which Vice President Yemi Osinbajo presided over.

It was the first time Osinbajo presided over the meeting, after the President returned from his 50-day medical vacation in London, UK.

No official reason has been given for Buhari’s failure to convene the FEC meeting this week amid rumours that his health was deteriorating.

State House Correspondents had no prior knowledge of the cancellation, but it was learnt that FEC was not listed on the initio as part of the President’s itinerary for this week.

Speaking last week, Minister of Information Lai Mohammed, said: “President Muhammadu Buhari’s absence at the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting is not due to a relapse of his ill-health.

The President could not attend the FEC meeting because he was busy with other official duties.

Upon seeing the agenda of the FEC meeting, he decided to mandate the Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo to chair the session instead.

The President would be in the office later in the day. His absence at the FEC meeting does not mean he cannot work from home.



  1. AdeLove,please when was the first time the weekly FEC meeting did not hold? To me there is no big deal to it, it actually serves the country better to leave the ministers to be at their desks and do their work instead of assembling at the meeting chambers and don’t have much to talk about. Afterall, Trump of America cancelled the daily security briefings which has been a convention in the US for the reason, he doesn’t see the need and value of bringing together otherwise busy people only for them to come and say the same thing they said the previous day,thereby wasting everybody’s time!

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