The Minister of Information and Culture, Mr. Lai Mohammed, said in a statement on Tuesday that the FEC meeting would be holding this week. He went ahead to not that the decision was taken due to inadequate time to prepare the documents for the meeting.
“The two-day public holidays declared for the Eid-el-Kabir celebrations left little or no time to prepare for the weekly meeting,”
It would be noted that this is the second time the FEC meeting to be canceled since the arrival of President Muhammadu Buhari to Nigeria after his medical vacation in London which lasted 3months.
The first FEC that was to hold after the arrival was of President Muhammadu Buhari was on August 23 and it was canceled without any reason given for that. Although the Senior Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina in an interview with Channels Television said
“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 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).”
However, the meeting held on Wednesday last week in Abuja where the Council approved the construction of the Mambilla Hydro-Electric Power plant.