The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed says the Federal Executive Council (FEC) will hold its valedictory session on May 22.
Naija News learnt that the minister made this disclosure while fielding questions from State House correspondents at the end of the Council meeting which was presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Thursday.
Mohammed dismissed the assertion that the Council would be dissolved this week.
He said: The cabinet is still intact. We are going to have a valedictory service on May 22.
“So, you still need to suffer us much; you will still see more of my face. Thank you very much.’’
President Muhammadu Buhari had on April 17 asked for a comprehensive “status reports on policies, programmes and projects” from cabinet members on their respective ministries, departments and agencies.
The deadline for submission of the reports to the Presidential Audit Committee in the office of the Vice President was April 24. The 9th and 10th FEC meetings were rescheduled for April 25 and May 2 respectively in view of the Easter break and May Day celebrations.
All ministers were directed to “ensure that all outstanding memoranda they intend to present to FEC are submitted to the Cabinet Affairs Office, in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, not later than April 30.
Meanwhile in another development, The House of Representatives earlier today described late Oba Folagbade Olateru-Olagbegi III, the Oba of Owo Kingdom as“ a traditional icon with outstanding leadership qualities”.
The lawmakers made the assertion at plenary while paying tribute to the traditional leader who died on April 17, 2019 at 77.
The attention of the lower chamber was drawn to the royal father’s demise by Rep. Bode Ayorinde (PDP-Ondo).