President Muhammadu Buhari has this morning led the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting to observe a one-minute silence in honour of late former Minister of Information, Prince Tony Momoh.
The meeting, which is holding at the Council Chambers of the State House, Abuja, similarly honoured late former Minister of Agriculture, Alhaji Alfa Wali.
Momoh, a veteran journalist and politician, served in the federal cabinet as Minister during the military regime of General Ibrahim Babangida.
A staunch member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), the Edo State-born Momoh died in Abuja last Monday Monday two months to his 82nd birthday.
The President had also while condoling with the Momoh family earlier, said: “His brand of loyalty is very rare in the politics of today. I will greatly miss him.”
Kano State-born Wali, who also died on Monday, January 25th, 2021, was served as Permanent Secretary in many ministries, including the Ministry of Defence before becoming Minister of Agriculture.
Buhari had while commiserating with the family, the government and people of Kano State, urged them to take comfort in the legacy of kindness that Wali left behind.
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo; Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha; Chief of Staff to the President, Ibrahim Gambari; and the National Security Adviser (NSA), Maj. Gen. Babagana Mongunu; as well as seven ministers physically attended the FEC meeting.
The ministers included Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed; Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami; Mines and Steel Development, Olamilekan Adegbite, and Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi,
Others are Ministers of Industry, Trade and Investment, Niyi Adebayo; Education, Adamu Adamu; and Aviation, Hadi Sirika.
The Head of Service of the Federation, Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan, and other ministers, however, participated online in the weekly cabinet meeting from their various offices in Abuja.