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Presidency postpones FEC meeting

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting will not take place on Wednesday, September 4, 2019.

In a statement signed by the senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity mallam Garba Shehu said the postponement was due to the fact that all the memos earlier submitted to the Council for consideration have been returned to the various Ministries. This action will allow Ministers who were recently sworn in have their inputs in the memos sent by their predecessors in office.

According to the statement the period is to enable the Ministers, who are still taking briefs from bureaucrats in the Ministries and familiarizing themselves with their work space, have more time to contribute to discussions at the meeting.

It also explained that the ministers will utilize the period of the break to work towards the early preparation and submission of the 2020 budget estimates.