FEC Holds One Minute Silence For Two Late Cabinet Members

FEC members observe one-minute silence for later ministers


Members of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday observed a one minute silence for two late cabinet members who died recently.

The minute silence was observed shortly before the commencement of the weekly meeting which was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari  Council Chambers of the State House.

The former members are Alfa Wali and Tony Momoh.

Wali, a prominent Kano State indigene and former Minister of Agriculture, died on Monday, January 25th, 2021.

He also served as Permanent Secretary in many ministries, including the Ministry of Defence.

The late Momoh was a veteran journalist and politician who was Nigerian Minister of Information and Culture during the military regime of General Ibrahim Babangida, who died on February 1, 2020, at the age of 82.

The Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, Chief of Staff to the President, Ibrahim Gambari, and the National Security Adviser (NSA), Maj. Gen. Babagana Mongunu as well as seven ministers physically attended the meeting.

The ministers included Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed; Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami; Mines and Steel Development, Olamilekan Adegbite, and Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi,

Others are Ministers of Industry, Trade, and Investment, Niyi Adebayo, Education, Adamu Adamu, Aviation, Hadi Sirika, the Head of Service of the Federation, Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan, and other ministers, however, participated online in the weekly council meeting from their various offices in Abuja.

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