Valedictory FEC meeting to be chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari.
President Muhammadu Buhari will today, Wednesday, preside over the valedictory session of the Federal Executive Council (FEC), exactly a week before his inauguration for his second term in office.
The Federal Executive Council is the cabinet of Nigeria and is made up of the President, Vice-President and ministers appointed by the President. Other members are;
Secretary to the Government of the Federation, head of the Civil Service of the Federation (OHCSF) and Chief of Staff to the President.
The body formalises Section 148, subsection 2 of the 1999 Constitution that says that:
“The President shall hold regular meetings with the Vice-President and all the Ministers of the Government of the Federation for the purposes of –
(a) determining the general direction of domestic and foreign policies of the Government of the Federation;
(b) co-ordinating the activities of the President, the Vice-President and the Ministers of the Government of the Federation in the discharge of their executive responsibilities; and
(c) advising the President generally in discharge of his executive functions other than those functions with respect to which he is required by this Constitution to seek the advice or act on the recommendation of any other person or body.”
Most of the 36 ministers were sworn-in on 11 November 2015, with President Buhari holding the Ministry of Petroleum as its substantive minister.