Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday presided over the meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Naija News understands that Thursday’s meeting is an extension of the meeting of Wednesday.
The FEC meeting commenced at exactly 4.05p.m, and had in attendance Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha and the Head of Service, Mrs Wilfred Ita-Oyo.
Others who were present at the meeting also include the National Security Adviser, retired Maj.-Gen. Babagana Monguno, cabinet ministers and some presidential aides.
The meeting is aimed at deliberating on no fewer than 35 memos from Federal Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs).
Osinbajo presided over the meeting due to President Muhammadu Buhari‘s absence.
Buhari had on Thursday departed the state house in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital to perform the lesser hajj, in Saudi Arabia.
The presidential aircraft that flew the Buhari and his entourage, took-off at the presidential wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja, at about 11.00a.m, landed at Prince Muhammad bin Abdulaziz International Airport Madinah, Saudi Arabia at about 5.43p.m (local time).
Buhari is on a six-day trip and he is expected to return back to the country on Tuesday, May 21.