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Presidency cancels FEC meeting

06 February 2013, 15:17

Abuja - The weekly meeting of the Federal Executive Council did not hold at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Wednesday, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

FEC is the highest Federal Executive decision-making body presided over by the President with the Vice-President, Secretary to the Government of the Federation and all the ministers in attendance.

The Head of Service of the Federation and some presidential aides are also members of the Council.

NAN reports that there is no official reason given by the presidency on why Wednesday’s meeting did not hold.

Some ministers who were not aware of the development arrived at the villa before 10 a.m., the usual commencement time of the meeting, but were turned back by protocol officials.

With the absence of President Goodluck Jonathan, Vice-President Namadi Sambo would have presided over the meeting.

Jonathan left Abuja on Tuesday night for London and Paris to confer with the British Prime Minister, David Cameron and the President of France, Francois Hollande on matters of vital interests to Nigeria, Britain and France.

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Reuben Abati, had said in a statement on Tuesday that the president would, on his way to London, stop over in Cairo, Egypt.

He said the President would participate in the conference of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) scheduled to open there on Wednesday.

Abati said the President was also scheduled to attend the launch of the former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s Foundation in London on Friday.

He said the president would be back in Abuja on Monday.

NAN

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