Osinbajo chairs FEC meeting as SGF confirms ailment of three ministers

By Wahab Akanji, Abuja 

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has presided over his first Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting as Acting President of the Federal Republic of Nigeriaon Wednesday in Abuja.

 In all, 22 ministers out of the 36 ministers were present when the meeting started by 12.06 p.m in the Council Chamber of the State House, Abuja. 

Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed offered the Muslim opening prayer while the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir David Lawal offered the Christian prayer. 

But while Mohammed gave a general prayer for good FEC deliberation, Lawal was very specific in his prayers revealing that three ministers were down with sickness. 

He first prayed for President Muhammadu Buhari, whom he said was on medical vacation in London. 

Lawal, then prayed for the Minister of Women Affairs, Aisha Alhassan, whom he said was recuperating from surgery. 

He also prayed for the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, whom he disclosed was suffering from back pain. 

Just before sitting down, one of his colleagues reminded him that he left out the Minister of State for Environment, Ibrahim Usman Jibril. 

Lawal then said: “Yes let’s pray for him too.”

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