By Babajide Okeowo
President Muhammadu Buhari has sworn in three members of the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) and a member of Police Service Commission (PSC).
The event took place at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Wednesday, shortly before the commencement of the 30th virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC).
Those sworn in include Ehiozuwa Ogbonayinma, Babatunde Balogun and Benedict Umeano for the CCB and Onyemuche Nnamani for the PSC.
Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha and Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari are physically attending the Council meeting, which is also the maiden FEC for 2021.
Nine Ministers also joined the president at the chamber for the meeting.
The ministers include those of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed; Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami; Police Affairs, Muhammadu Dingyadi and Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi.
Others are Ministers of Education, Adamu Adamu; Industry Trade and Investment, Niyi Adebayo; Ibrahim Aliyu, Minister of State, Works and Housing; Environment, Muhammad Mahmood and Agriculture and Rural Development, Alhaji Sabo Nanono.
The Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan and other ministers are participating in the weekly council meeting from their various offices in Abuja, online.
A minute silence was observed in honour of two former Ministers, Jubril Martins Kuye from Ogun and Bala Ka’oje from Kebbi, who died recently.
Kuye, who died on Jan. 17, aged 78, was Minister of State, Finance from 1999-2003 and later Minister of Commerce from 2010-2011 while Ka’oje, aged 60, former minister of sports during the defunct Obasanjo administration, died on Jan. 19.