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Deji Elumoye in Abuja
About six weeks after undergoing surgery on his leg as a result of injury sustained while playing squash, the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo yesterday attended the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari presiding.
Osinbajo physically attended the meeting that held at the Council Chambers of the State House in Abuja, for the first time since he underwent the surgery at an Ikeja Hospital in Lagos on July 16, 2022.
He was discharged on July 25th and had been recuperating at home, attending official functions virtually.
The vice president was received by ministers and presidential aides, who took turns to welcome him back to the council chambers.
Those that physically attended the meeting included Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, Chief of Staff to the President, Ibrahim Gambari and the National Security Adviser (NSA), Major General Babagana Mongunu (rtd).
Also, the ministers that attended physically included Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed; Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami; Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mohammed Bello; Communications and Digital, Isa Patanmi; Humanitarian Disaster Management and Social Development Affairs, Sadiya Umar Farouq; Environment, Mohammed Abdullahi; Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola; Youth and Sports, Sunday Dare; Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Mohammad Mahmood Abubakar, Aviation, Hadi Sirika and Transportation, Mu’azu Jaji Sambo.
Others were Ministers of State for Finance, Budget and National Planning, Clement Agba; Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Ramatu Aliyu, Environment, Ademola Adegoroye and Education, Goodluck Nana-Opia
The Head of Service of the Federation, Dr (Mrs) Folasade Yemi-Esan and other ministers are participating virtually from their respective offices in Abuja.