Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) on Wednesday presided over the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting. The meeting started around 11am at the Presidential Villa with the rendition of the National anthem.
Opening prayer was offered by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, while the Christian prayer was said by the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi. Apart from the ministers, other cabinet members in the hall included the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Folasade Yemi-Esan and the Permanent Secretary of the State House, Jalil Arabi.
President Muhammadu Buhari, who left Abuja on Monday, commenced his official engagements at the third session of the Future Investment Initiative (FII) in Riyadh, on Tuesday.
Buhari is also scheduled to participate in a plenary session on Wednesday in which President Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger, President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya and President Denis Sassou-Nguesso of Congo-Brazzaville will discuss ‘‘What’s next for Africa? How will investment and trade transform the continent into the next great economic success story?’’