President Muhammadu Buhari has sworn in three members of the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) and a member of Police Service Commission (PSC).
The event took place at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Wednesday, shortly before the commencement of the 30th virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC).
Those sworn in include Ehiozuwa Ogbonayinma, Babatunde Balogun and Benedict Umeano for the CCB and Onyemuche Nnamani for the PSC.
Buhari’s aide, Bashir Ahmad, made this known in a tweet via his official Twitter page on Wednesday.
Ahmad tweeted: “At the commencement of this week’s Federal Executive Council (FEC) Meeting, President @MBuhari sworn-in members of the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) and a member of the Police Service Commission, at the Council Chambers, the State House, Abuja.”
Meanwhile, the Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha and Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari are physically attending the Council meeting, which is also the maiden FEC for 2021.
Nine Ministers also joined the president at the chamber for the meeting.
The ministers include those of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed; Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami; Police Affairs, Muhammadu Dingyadi and Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi.
Others were Ministers of Education, Adamu Adamu, Industry Trade and Investment, Niyi Adebayo, Environment, Muhammad Mahmood and Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono.
The Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan and other Ministers are participating in the weekly council meeting from their various offices in Abuja.
Also, before the commencement of the weekly cabinet meeting, a minute silence was observed in honour of two former Ministers, Jubril Martins Kuye and Bala Kaoje, who died recently.
Kuye, who was Minister of Finance from 1999-2003 and later Minister of Commerce form 2010-2011. He died on Sunday 17th January 2021, at the age of 78, while Bala Kaoje, who died on Tuesday 19th January, at the age of 60, was Nigeria’s Minister of Sports in 1999.