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Osinbajo presides as FEC honours late Amechi

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo presided over a hybrid meeting of the Federal Executive Council on Wednesday at the State House Council Chambers in Abuja.

The council observed a minute of silence in memory of Chief Mbazulike Amechi, Nigeria’s first Minister of Aviation who died on November 1, 2022, at the age of 92.

Before the meeting began, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, informed the cabinet of Amechi’s death.

Ministers in attendance included Niyi Adebayo, Minister of Industry, Trade and Investments; Rauf Aregbesola, Minister of Interior; Sunday Dare, Minister of Sports and Youth Development; and Adeleke Mamora, Minister of Science and Technology.

Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, the President’s Chief of Staff, also attended the meeting.

Other ministers present included Works and Housing Minister Babatunde Fashola and Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Mahmood Abubakar.

Mariam Katagum, Minister of State for Industry, Trade, and Investments, and Ekumankama Nkama, Minister of State for Health, were also present at the meeting.

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd. ), is currently in the United Kingdom for a routine medical check-up, so the Vice President will preside over the meeting.

The FEC ratified the UN Water Convention on the Protection and Use of Trans-Border Water Courses and International Lakes at its most recent meeting on October 27.

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