The Federal Executive Council, FEC, on Wednesday observed a minute silence in honour of two former Ministers, retired Rear Admiral Olufemi Olumide and retired Maj.-Gen. Sam Momah, who died at the age of 82 and 77 respectively.
Late Olumide served as Federal Commissioner for Transport and Federal Commissioner for Works under the administrations of former Head of State, retired Gen. Yakubu Gowon and Murtala Muhammed respectively.
Late Momah was also former Minister of Science and Technology, under the late Sani Abacha’s regime.
The Ministries of Environment, Mines and Steel Development as well as Finance, Budget and National Planning are expected to make presentations during the virtual meeting being coordinated from the State House, Abuja.
It was observed that seven cabinet members including Ministers of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed; Mines and Steel Development, Olamilekan Adegbite and the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, joined President Buhari at the Council Chamber for the meeting.
Others at the chamber are the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, the two Ministers of Health Osagie Ehanire and Adeleke Mamora as well as the Minister of Environment, Muhammed Mahmoud.
The remaining ministers and the Head of Service of the Federation, it was observed, are participating online from their respective offices in Abuja.