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The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo is presiding over today’s Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting, as President Muhammadu Buhari is away for medical vacation in London, UK.

The FEC meeting on Wednesday gave a minute silence in honour of two former ministers, Bode Olowoporoku and Umaru Muhammad Baba.

Officially announcing the passage of the two former ministers to Council, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Boss Mustapha, recalled their various services to the country.

Mr Olowoporoku, who served as Senator representing Ekiti South Senatorial, was Minister of Science and Technology in the Second Republic.

He died on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at 76.

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Baba was at different times Minister of State for Petroleum Resources and Minister of State for Defence.

He died on Friday, March 26, 2021 at 81.

Also at the FEC meeting is Chief of Staff to President Professor Ibrahim Gambari and National Security Adviser (NSA), Major-General Babagana Monguno (Rtd).

The Ministers in physical attendance include those of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi; Power Engr. Mamman Saleh; Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed and Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed.

Others are Ministers of the FCT,  Mohammed Bello; Aviation Senator Hadi Sirika and the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami.

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The Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan as well as other members of the Council joined the meeting virtually.


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