By Aaron Ossai
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo presided over the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting in the absence of President Muhammadu Buhari for four consecutive times.
Osinbajo on arrival for the meeting around 11am took charge at the meeting held in the council chamber of the presidential villa, Abuja.
Federal Capital Territory, FCT Minister, Mohammed Bello and Udoma Udoma, Minister of Budget and National Planning offered the Muslim and Christian prayers, respectively.
It would be recalled that there had been reports that Buhari would preside over the weekly meeting where key decisions about the country are made when he made brief appearance in his office on Tuesday.
President Buhari had earlier missed the meeting on three different occasions since he returned from a medical vacation in the UK on March 10.
His absence at key functions has raised concerns and fuelled speculations about his health, but the presidency has dismissed reports about Buhari being critically ill.
The President was at his office on Tuesday, and he received Abubakar Malami, Minister of Justice, and Maikanti Baru, Group Managing Director of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).
Shortly after meeting both men, his wife, Aisha spoke about her husband’s health for the first time since he ended his medical vacation and thanked Nigerians for praying for her family and said his health condition was not as bad as perceived.