Last week Buhari was absent at the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) and this led to concerns that he had fallen ill again.
Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed however dismissed the concerns saying that the president had other matters to attend to and as such instructed Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo to preside over the meeting.
What other matter could be more important than the executive council meeting?
Absence from FEC Meeting Today
Again FEC meeting which was meant to be presided by President Muhammadu Buhari today Wednesday, April 19, 2017 was cancelled.
Speaking at Presidential villa, Garba Shehu, the special assistant to the president on media and publicity said the council had no adequate time to prepare and circulate memos to ministers.
“The staff on the Council secretariat resumed on Tuesday after the Easter,” he said.
“There was no time to prepare and circulate memos to ministers.
“By practice, the ministers receive council memos two or three days ahead of meetings because they must read them and sometimes undertake research.
“It is not a rubber stamp council so everyone must prepare themselves well for debates,” Buhari’s aide added.
Thought the FEC is meant to be a weekly meeting? shouldn’t they be preprared?
Suspension of SGF and DG NIA
The news about the suspension of the SGF and the DG of NIA was announced today but there has been whispering in the media that the suspension was a timely “tool” to divert the attention of the Nigerian populace from the issue of his health and his consecutive absence from a crucial meeting as the FEC.
The questions begging for are:
- Why has Buhari been absent from two consecutive FEC meeting?
- Is the the Suspension of the SGF and the DG of NIA a coincidence of a timely diversion from reality of his health situation?
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