Contrary to expectations, President Muhammadu Buhari has failed preside over the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting today (Wednesday).
Although reports claimed his itinerary for the week shows he will be available for the meeting, vice-president Yemi Osinbajo is currently taking charge of the meeting.
The presidency confirmed this in a tweet, which said: “The Federal Executive Council (FEC) Meeting has started. Vice President @ProfOsinbajo is presiding.”
The president has failed to convene FEC meetings for three consecutive weeks, fuelling speculation about his health.
However, he resumed at his desk on Tuesday and took briefs from Abubakar Malami, Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), and Maikanti Baru, Group Managing Director of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), a move which most Nigerians see as desperation over the complains of Nigerians that he should go and take care of his health.
FEC, which is made up of the president, vice-president and all Ministers, is the highest decision making organ of the government.