President Buhari met Bola Tinubu in Aso Rock Villa.
NewsOnline reports that President Muhammadu Buhari has met with the presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The meeting, which reportedly held at the Residence inside the Villa, according to reliable sources, held before the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting.
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Though the reason for the meeting could not be ascertained as at the time of filing this report, it was believed to be in connection with issues of campaigns and other prevailing national issues.
Buhari subsequently joined the weekly FEC meeting, to preside, at about 10:40am, approximately 40 minutes later than usual, as the meeting is usually scheduled to kick off from 10am.
Another source informed that the President’s lateness to the meeting, besides his meeting with Tinubu, must have been as a result of his decision to stay back to monitor the outcome of the Supreme Court’s case against the federal government and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on the naira redesign policy, which was eventually adjourned to Wednesday, February 22.
The FEC meeting has the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha, and the Head of Service of the Federation, Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan, in attendance.
Also present are Ministers of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, Justice, Abubakar Malami, Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, Finance Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, Federal Capital Territory, Mohammed Bello and Education, Adamu Adamu.
Others are the Ministers of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq, as well as Ministers of State for Agriculture, Mustapha Shehuri, Budget and National Planning Clement Agba among others.