In the first Federal Executive Council meeting of 2023, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is in charge.
The meeting is taking place in the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa in Abuja and started a few minutes after 10:00 a.m.
Boss Mustapha, the secretary to the federal government, Dr. Folashade Yemi-Esan, the head of the federal civil service, and Dr. Adeola Ipaye, the vice chief of staff to the president, are among those in attendance.
Ministers who are attending in person are the Ministers of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouk; Industry, Trade and Investment, Niyi Adebayo; Health, Osagie Ehanire; Mines and Steel Development, Olamilekan Adegbite; Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige; Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola; Agriculture, Mohammad Abubakar; Aviation, Hadi Sirika; Interior, Rauf Aregbesola; Niger Delta, Umana Umana; Special Duties, George Akume, Power, Abubakar Aliyu; Police Affairs, Mohammed Dingyadi; Youth and Sports, Sunday Dare; Justice, Abubakar Malami, Transportation, Mu’azu Sambo and Environment, Mohammed Abdullahi.
Also attending are Ministers of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Mariam Katagum; Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo; Science and Technology, Henry Ikoh; Foreign Affairs, Zubairu Dada; Petroleum, Timipre Sylva.
Before the meeting began, the Ministers of Youth and Sports, as well as his counterpart in Aviation, led the Council members in Christian and Muslim prayers.
President Muhammadu Buhari, won’t be present at the meeting today because he will be at the Third Forum of the African Conference for Peace in Nouakchott, Mauritania.
Additionally, because they are in Nouakchott with the President’s entourage, the Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama; Defense, Maj. Gen. Bashir Magashi; and National Security Advisor, Maj. Gen. Mohammed Monguno, are not present.
It’s anticipated that they’ll return to Abuja on Wednesday.