Dear President Buhari, You Have Broken Our Hearts,
President Muhammadu Buhari has once again cancelled Wednesday’s meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC).
Speaking on his behalf in a statement, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, disclosed that the meeting was called off due to the inability of the government to prepare for the weekly meeting.
In 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.
Since August 19, when he returned to the country after a 104-day medical vacation in the United Kingdom, President Buhari has only presided over one FEC meeting.
The president had on August 23, in place of the meeting, received the reports on the probe of the director-general of National Intelligence Agency (NIA) and secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), both of whom are on suspension.
While defending his principal’s decision to cancel the meeting, Femi Adesina, Buhari’s spokesman, had said no law states the meeting must hold weekly.
“There is no law that says the federal executive council meeting should hold every week. There is no law that says it must be weekly. Under a past administration, it used to hold once every two weeks,” he had said.
“So, there is no law that says it should hold every Wednesday. It depends on what you have on the agenda to discuss. The president is the chairman of that meeting. So, he has the discretion to hold or not to hold (the meeting).”