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Good news as Buhari presides over first FEC meeting after resumption

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- President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday March 15, presided over the first meeting of the Federal Executive Council after his 49-day medical vacation

- The meeting started at 10.01am when Buhari arrived the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, venue of the meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday March 15, presided over the first meeting of the Federal Executive Council after his 49-day medical vacation.

President Muhammadu Buhari arriving the Council Chamber, Aso Villa, Abuja, for Federal Executive Council meeting

Punch reports that the meeting started at 10.01am when Buhari arrived the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, venue of the meeting.

The President who was decked in a white agbada and cap on arrival asked that the national anthem be recited.

Buhari presides over first FEC meeting after resumption

President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and other council members observing prayer before the commencement of FEC meeting

He thereafter asked the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi; and the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, to say the opening prayers.

Buhari presides over first FEC meeting after resumption

After the prayers, the meeting went into a closed session.

Buhari presides over first FEC meeting after resumption

The President had got ribs cracking when he said jokingly that, “I have not seen Lai.”

Mohammed, in response, screamed from his seat, “I am here sir!”

Buhari presides over first FEC meeting after resumption

Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Muhammed, Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola and Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Solomon Dalong, during a FEC meeting

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and the majority of the ministers were in attendance.

Buhari had arrived the country from London, United Kingdom on Friday March 10, and resumed work on Monday March, 13.

Buhari presides over first FEC meeting after resumption

President Muhammadu Buhari listening to reports from the ministers during the FEC meeting

On resumption, he had transmitted a letter to the National Assembly, informing the lawmakers of his return.

Buhari presides over first FEC meeting after resumption

Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole, Minister of Communication, Adebayo Shittu discussing after the FEC meeting

He also received a briefing from Osinbajo who held the fort for him while he was away.

Although his handlers had claimed he was hale and hearty, Buhari told some state governors and top government officials on his return that he had never been this sick.

Buhari presides over first FEC meeting after resumption

Minister of Agriculture, Chief Audu Ogbeh discussing with other members of the cabinet after the FEC meeting

He had told them how he had to undergo blood transfusion and be going in and out of laboratories.

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