Reports reaching us is that the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting will not take place as scheduled on Wednesday, September 4, 2019.
This is not due to the xenophobic reports flying around.
According to Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on media and publicity, ‘this is due to the fact that all the memos earlier submitted to the Council for consideration have been returned to the various Ministries. This action will allow Ministers who were recently sworn in have their inputs in the memos sent by their predecessors in office’.
Similarly, the period is to enable the Ministers, who are still taking briefs from bureaucrats in the Ministries and familiarizing themselves with their workspace, have more time to contribute to discussions at the meeting.
They will also utilize the period of the break to work towards the early preparation and submission of the 2020 budget estimates.