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Buhari presides over 'first ever' virtual FEC meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari presiding over a meeting
Emeh Joy

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday presided over the first virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC0 at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, where he unveiled his new Chief of Staff, Ibrahim Gambari.

The meeting which reportedly started at 11:22 a.m was conducted in line with the guidelines and basic COVID-19 protocol of social distancing.

FEC meeting conducted in line with the basic COVID-19 protocol of social distancing

The meeting had in attendance top executive assistants including the Vice-President, Yemi Osibanjo, the Secretary to The Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha and some other members of the cabinet.

Prof Yemi Osinbajo during the FEC meeting

Other members of the cabinet including the Head of Service, Folashade Yemi-Esan, participated virtually in the meeting from their respective offices.

Other members of the cabinet participated virtually in the FEC meeting

FEC meeting: cabinet members in virtual attendance

A minute silence was observed in honour of the late former Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari after which the SGF formally announced Mr Gambari as the new Chief of Staff to the President.

Cabinet members observing a minute silence in honour of late Abba Kyari before commencement of the FEC meeting

Professor Gambari took his official seat immediately after he was introduced.

The new Chief of Staff, Prof Ibrahim Gambari

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