Breaking: Buhari absent at FEC meeting, Osinbajo takes over
By Bayo Adeagbo
President Muhammadu Buhari was absent at the weekly meeting of the Federal Executive Council this Wednesday, even as there was no indication that he was out of the Presidential Villa. NewsJet gathered that in his absence the Vice, Professor Yemi Osinbajo presided at the meeting. No official reason was given for his absence. This came as a surprise because all security arrangements for his attendance was made prior to the meeting.
It became clear that the President was not attending when Osinbajo called for the national anthem, signaling the start of the meeting. It will be recalled that the President since he returned from his medical trip on March 10 had been presiding over FEC. His last FEC however was last week Wednesday when he launched the Economic and Recovery Growth Plan, ERGP.