President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the weekly meeting of the Federal Executive Council in the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
Naija News understands that today’s meeting started with the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, taking the Muslim prayers while the Christian prayer was offered by the Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu.
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Embattled Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, is in attendance.
Shittu is currently in the eye of the storm for not taking part in the compulsory one year (NYSC) service after his graduation.
The national leadership of the APC had disqualified him from participating in the governorship primaries in Oyo State for that reason.
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In disqualifying Shittu, the National Chairman of the APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole said “Governorship screening committee was not convinced with explanations offered by Shittu that his service as lawmaker in the Oyo State Assembly and Minister was equivalent to the National Youth Service Corps scheme.”
Happening now: NYSC scandal: Shittu attends FEC after APC disqualification
Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu is one of the Ministers attending the ongoing Federal Executive… https://t.co/bXzf5PiWnT
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Shittu arrived the council chamber at the State House around 10.56am wearing black kaftan and a cap. He went from seat to seat to greet his colleagues before settling down at his seat.