See pictures of Federal Executive Council (FEC) Meeting that held yesterday 28 September, 2016 in Abuja.
President Buhari with R-L: Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Secretary to Government of Federation Babachir Lawal, Chief of Staff Abba Kyari and Head of Service Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita as he presides over Federal Executive Council Meeting at the Statehouse.
The Federal Executive Council and not State Governors will take the final decision on the controversial proposal to sell some of the nation’s assets to battle the current economic recession.
This was disclosed by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, on Wednesday after the weekly FEC meeting.
Mohammed said this clarification became necessary following the outcry that greeted the proposal by the National Economic Council for the sale of the country’s national assets.
While the NEC is chaired by the Vice President and also includes State Governors and the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, the FEC in the main has the President, the Vice President, Ministers, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation and some other key government officials as members.
Speaking with State House correspondents after the FEC meeting on Wednesday, Mohammed said the call by the NEC for the sale of the assets was therefore of no consequence Today reported.
Mohammed and the Minister of Water Resources, Sulaiman Adamu, disclosed that FEC approved three memos from the Federal Ministry of Water Resources.
“Water, today, like no other time, has become one of the most important resources with economic, social and political implications.
So, that’s some thing to ponder on before the next Federal Executive Council Meeting.
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