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Lai Mohammed explains why Buhari has been absent at FEC meetings for 2 weeks

President Muhammadu Buhari was absent at today’s meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC). Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed said the President was absent because he was still resting.

Addressing State House correspondents at the end of the FEC meeting on Wednesday, Mr. Mohammed said the president “asked that he should be allowed to rest and the vice president should preside.”

The minister also said Mr. Osinbajo will meet with Mr. Buhari later in the day at the president’s official residence.

Two weeks ago, President Buhari did not attend the weekly meeting. Mohammed explained then that the President was absent because he was attending to other crucial state matters. Vice President  Yemi Osinbajo presided over the meeting.

Last week’s meeting was cancelled last week with presidential spokespersons saying the cancellation was as a result of the Easter holidays which did not allow ministers prepare their memos for presentation to the Council early enough.

Addressing State House correspondents at the end of the FEC meeting on Wednesday, Mr. Mohammed said the president “asked that he should be allowed to rest and the vice president should preside.”

The minister also said Mr. Osinbajo will meet with Mr. Buhari later in the day at the president’s official residence.

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