President Muhammadu Buhari presides over the 10th virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and eight ministers physically present.
The meeting held at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja, also had the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, Chief of Staff to the President, Professor Ibrahim Gambari, and the National Security Adviser, NSA, Major General Babagana Monguno (retd) in attendance.
Asides the minsters physically present, other ministers attended the meeting virtually from their office in Abuja.
The council immediately after the National Anthem, observed a minute silence in honour of the former minister in charge of railways in the First Republic, Abdulganiyu Abdulrasaq, who died on Saturday morning.
Abulrasaq was the former Nigeria’s Ambassador to Côte d’Ivoire and the first Kwara Commissioner of Finance upon the creation of the state in 1967. He was also the father of the current governor of Kwara State Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq.
The late Mutawali of Ilorin and Tafida of Zazzau in Zaria, Kaduna State, was the former Chairman of the Nigerian Body of Benchers.
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Abulrasaq also worked at the Nigerian Stock Exchange for a number of decades and was reputed as the first lawyer from Northern Nigeria.
The SGF had earlier in a condolence message to the Abdul-Rasaq family said their Patriarch will be remembered for his selfless and meritorious service to the nation and to humanity.
Mustapha on behalf of the council had said had “the legacies of Alhaji Folorunso Abdul-Rasaq, lawyer, politician, businessman, distinguished administrator, educationist and community leader will forever remain with us.”