The Presidency has said that the Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting, which holds every week was cancelled on Wednesday because it wasn’t planned.
But the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said the meeting was not cancelled.
He said: “It was not to hold in the first place. It was not cancelled. You cancel something that you have planned to hold. There was holiday on Friday; there was holiday on Monday. So it was not planned to hold. There is no law that says that FEC must hold every week.”
Also, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said the Easter holiday was a possible reason the meeting did not hold.
“The staff on the council secretariat resumed on Tuesday after the Easter. There was no time to prepare and circulate memos to ministers. By practice, the ministers receive council memos two or three days ahead of meetings because they must read them and sometimes undertake research. It is not a rubber stamp council. So everyone must prepare themselves well for debates”, he said.
Also, the Presidency refuted claims that the poor health condition of President Muhammadu Buhari was the reason the meeting did not take place.
- Bola Kougbe