FEC Pays Last Respect to Lateef Jakande
The Federal Executive Council on Wednesday mourned the death of former Lagos State governor, Alhaji Lateef Jakande, with a minute silence.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha, just before the commencement of the week's virtual meeting, which was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, called on Cabinet members to stand in honour of the departed.
Alhaji Jakande served in the Federal Executive Council between November 1993 and March 95 as Minister of Works and Housing.
The ongoing Council meeting has in attendance physically, Vice-President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo (SAN); Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha; six ministers and some senior Government officials.
The Chief of Staff to the President, Professor Ibrahim Gambari; and the National Security Adviser (NSA), Maj. Gen. Babagana Monguno (Rtd.), are also physically attended the meeting.
Ministers in the Council Chambers include those of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fasola; Women Affairs, Mrs Pauline Talen; Water Resources, Engr. Suleiman Adamu; Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mallam Mohammed Bello; Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed; as well as Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed.
The Head of Service of the Federation, Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan, and other ministers participated virtually from their various offices in Abuja.