The New Chief of Staff, Prof Agboola Ibrahim Gambari, Minister of Information Alhaji Lai Mohammed and Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi during FEC Meeting at the Council Chamber State House Abuja. MAY 13 2020
The New Chief of Staff, Prof Agboola Ibrahim Gambari, Minister of Information Alhaji Lai Mohammed and Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi during FEC Meeting at the Council Chamber State House Abuja. MAY 13 2020
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Why FEC held virtual meeting, by Lai Mohammed

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The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has justified Wednesday’s virtual Federal Executive Council meeting, saying keeping the  activities and programmes of the government running despite the challenges of the dreaded COVID-19 necessitated it.

Addressing State House correspondents at the end of meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, the minister said it was part of strategies of coping with COVID-19.

 

The New Chief of Staff, Prof Agboola Ibrahim Gambari, Minister of Information Alhaji Lai Mohammed and Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi during FEC Meeting at the Council Chamber State House Abuja. MAY 13 2020
The New Chief of Staff, Prof Agboola Ibrahim Gambari, Minister of Information Alhaji Lai Mohammed and Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi during FEC Meeting at the Council Chamber State House Abuja. MAY 13 2020

“It’s been quite a while and I am sure you all know why. It is COVID-19 but we must not allow COVID-19 to completely stop us it might have slowed us down but we must find ways of coping with COVID-19.

“The task force and the various emergence response centres all over the country are doing their best to arrest and slow down the spread; government also thought it was important also to at least find a way of running government that is why we resorted to technology.

“After a long time, for the first time in the history of this country; if I can remember, a federal executive council was held via teleconferencing, where only Ministers that had memoranda to present were physically present at the villa.

 

“Other Ministers joined form their various offices via teleconferencing and if this is anything to go by, it has even proven to be very efficient way of running government,” Mohammed told reports.

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