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Buhari presides over first FEC meeting since return from London

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday presided over the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting for the first time since his return from London on August 19 after spending about 103 days treating an undisclosed ailment. reports that the President last week canceled the FEC meeting on accounts that he had other important official matters to attend to.

Presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina later told newsmen that the president was not mandated by law to hold the FEC meeting weekly especially when there are other urgent matters of national importance to attend to. reports that at the commencement of today’s FEC meeting, ministers and other top government officials present offered special prayers and also thanked God for sparing the president’s life.

The prayer session was led by the Minister of Communications, Mr Adebayo Shittu, and the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige.

The ministers thanked God for bringing the President back “in peace not in pieces’’.

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While expressing hope that the President’s return would reinvigorate the cabinet and the nation’s economy, the ministers prayed for all Nigerians and for the country.



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