Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) on Wednesday presided over the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting in the absence of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Buhari on Tuesday left Nigeria for London, United Kingdom for his routine medical check-up and will be there for two weeks.
At the FEC meeting, members gave a minute silence in honour of two former Ministers Senator Bode Olowoporoku and Alhaji Umaru Muhammad Baba.
The virtual FEC meeting, had seven ministers physically present in the Executive Council Chambers of the State House, as well as the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, the Chief of Staff to the President Professor Ibrahim Gambari and the National Security Adviser (NSA), Major-General Babagana Monguno (Rtd).
The Ministers who were physically in attendance were Transportation, Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amaechi; Power Engr. Mamman Saleh; Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed and Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed.
Others were Ministers of the FCT, Mallam Mohammed Bello; Aviation Senator Hadi Sirika and the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami.
The Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan and other members of Council joined the meeting virtually.