By Harry Awurumibe, Editor Abuja Bureau
President Muhammad Buhari, today, presided over the 13th virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the State House, Abuja.
But, prior to the commencement of the meeting today, Buhari swore-in 12 Permanent Secretaries at the Council Chambers, State House at a ceremony which was witnessed by the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo.
The Permanent Secretaries were appointed last June in a statement issued by the Head of Service of the Federation (HoSF), Dr. (Mrs.) Folasade Yemi-Esan.
The newly appointed Permanent Secretaries and their states are: Belgore Shuaib Mohammad Lomido, Kwara; Akinlade Oluwatoyin, Kogi; Ekpa Anthonia Akpabio, Cross River; Alkali Bashir Nura, Kano; Ardo Babayo Kumo, Gombe and Anyanwutaku Adaora lfeoma, Anambra.
Others are Mohammed Aliyu Ganda, Sokoto; Mahmuda Mamman, Yobe; Meribole Emmanuel Chukwuemeka, Abia; Tarfa Yerima Peter Adamawa.
Udoh Moniloja Omokunmi, Oyo and Hussaini Babangida, Jigawa.
President Buhari also swore-in commissioners for Federal Civil Service Commission (FCSC), Idahagbon Henry and Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission, Usman Hassan.
The Federal Ministers who are physically present at the Council Chambers meeting are: Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio; Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, Abubakar Malami; Information and Culture Minister, Alhaji Lai Mohammed; Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed and Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister, Mallam Mohammed Bello his Water Resources counterpart, Sulieman Adamu.
Also physically attending the meeting are the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha; the Chief of Staff to the President, Professor Ibrahim Gambari; and the National Security Adviser (NSA), Major General Babagana Monguno (rted).
Meanwhile, the Head of Service of the Federation, Yemi-Esan and other ministers are joining the FEC meeting via video-conferencing from their various offices.