President Buhari on Wednesday caught most members of the Federal Executive Council unaware as he arrived the Council Chambers for the council’s meeting at about 9.50am.

Only about 19 out of the 36 ministers were already in attendance in the hall for the meeting slated for 10am at the time the president arrived.

”I came too early,” he said as he asked members in attendance to recite the National Anthem.

The Head of Service of the Federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita; and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, were also in attendance.

Shortly after, journalists were excused and the meeting went into closed session.

Nigerian Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Chief of Staff, Abba KyariNational. Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno, Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, and
Minister of State, Foreign Affairs, Khadija Bukar Abba all arrived at about 9:55am and were allowed in but others were locked outside.

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