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Buhari gets standing ovation at FEC meeting

… …announces cash award to D’Tigress
By Johnbosco Agbakwuru

ABUJA – PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday received a standing ovation from members of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) at the presidential villa, Abuja.

President Muhammadu Buhari during opening prayers after his medical leave to preside over the meeting of the Federal Executive Council at the State House, Abuja. Photo by Abayomi Adeshida 30/08/2017

The President was attending the council meeting for the first time since he returned to Nigeria from London, United Kingdom (UK) after a medical follow-up in that country.

He traveled for medical treatment in 7th May and returned to Nigeria on 19th August and has since been working from his official residence in the Presidential Villa.

Last week President Buhari cancelled FEC meeting to receive the report of the Prof. Yemi Osinbajo-led presidential investigative panel on alleged corruption cases against the suspended secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Babachir David Lawal and the Director General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ayodele Oke.

As the President stepped into the council chambers, venue of the meeting, the members clapped in excitement after which he invited the minister of communication Mr. Shittu Adebayo and the minister of Labour and employment Dr. Chris Ngige to say the opening prayers

Before the Council meeting, President Buhari received the victorious female Nigerian Basketball national team, D’Tigress who won the 2017 FIBA Women’s AfroBasket tournament in Mali.

President Buhari in his remarks announced a cash award of N1million for each of the players and N500,000 for each of the official handlers.


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