A virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council is going on at the Council Chambers of the presidential villa, Abuja, with President Muhammadu Buhari chairing the meeting.
Physically present at the meeting are Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha Chief of Staff to the President, Professor Ibrahim Gambari and Head of the Service of the Federation, Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan.
Also present are some Ministers of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, Justice, Abubakar Malami, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola and that Power, Abubakar Aliyu, among others.
Other cabinet members are participating virtually from their respective offices in Abuja.
Shortly before the commencement of the meeting, the Council observed a minute silence in honour of former Minister of National Planning, Ayodele Ogunlade, who died recently, aged 88.
He served as Minister during the regime of the late General Sani Abacha. He will be remembered for his selfless contributions to national development.
Wednesday’s meeting was also preceded by the inauguration of the national Council on Climate Change by President Muhammadu Buhari.