President Muhammadu Buhari has cancelled the Federal Executive Council (FEC) to give ministers more time to study memos to be able to make inputs during the council meeting.
Even though FEC usually holds every Wednesday, there has been no meeting of the council since the new cabinet was inaugurated on August 21.
A statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media and Publicity), affirmed that FEC meeting will not take place on Wednesday, September 4, 2019.
It explained: “This is due to the fact that all the memos earlier submitted to the Council for consideration have been returned to the various Ministries. This action will allow Ministers who were recently sworn in have their inputs in the memos sent by their predecessors in office.
“Similarly, the period is to enable the Ministers, who are still taking briefs from bureaucrats in the Ministries and familiarizing themselves with their workspace, have more time to contribute to discussions at the meeting.
“They will also utilize the period of the break to work towards the early preparation and submission of the 2020 budget estimates.”