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FEC meeting: Buhari orders one minute silence for Lagos explosion victims

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Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday presided over the meeting of the Federal Executive Council, FEC, where a minute silence was observed in honour of victims of Sunday’s Lagos explosion.

The one minute silence was also in honour of former cabinet minister, Emmanuel Emovon.

Mr Emovon, who died in February, served as Minister of Science and Technology under the defunct military administration of President Ibrahim Babangida.

News Agency of Nigeria reports that about 20 people were reported to have died and 50 houses destroyed, following the explosion at Ado Suba in Abule Ado area of Lagos State on Sunday.

Recall that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State had on Monday updated President Buhari on the Abule Ado explosion.

He later announced the state government’s donation of N250 million to the N2 billion Emergency Relief Fund it set up for the victims of the explosion, after visiting the scene.

The Ministries of Aviation and Transportation as well as Nigeria Customs Service and Nigerian Internal Water Ways, NIWA, were among the Ministries, Departments and Agencies, MDAs, expected to make presentations at the council meeting.


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