Again, FEC meeting cancelled

Ebun Francis || For the second time in three weeks since the return of President Muhammadu Buhari from his extended medical visit in the United Kingdom, the weekly federal executive council meeting will not hold.

The news of the cancellation was conveyed to newsmen in a statement by Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the minister of information who attributed the development to the Eid-el-Kabir holiday.

n a statement issued in Kano on Tuesday, the minister said the two-day public holidays declared for the Eid-el-Kabir celebrations left little or no time to prepare for the weekly meeting.

Last week when the meeting held, the Federal Government approved the Mambilla hydro project that will be handled by a consortium of Chinese companies at a cost of $5.79 billion.

Last week’s meeting was the first to be attended by President Muhammadu Buhari since April.

Although the president was away in London for over 100 days for medical treatment, he did not attend about four meetings before he travelled including one cancelled. Varying reasons were given for his absence.

With agency report