Why Wednesday’s FEC Meeting Was Cancelled – Presidency

The Presidency reacted as regards to the cancellation of the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting.

The Media aide to President Buhari, Mr. Femi Adesina spoke expressly on the issue via telephone conversation with Channels TV journalist, Seun Okinbaloye.

He noted that the President has broken no law for cancelling the FEC meeting and no law in the country’s constitution that the meeting must hold weekly.

In place of the meeting, Buhari, who is working from his residence, had 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.

“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)”, Adesina said.

“The fact that FEC did not hold in one week does not mean anything significant because the president has the discretion to hold or not to hold FEC (meetings)”, he ended.

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