JUST IN: Osinbajo presides as FEC mourns Olowoporoku, Baba

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The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday gave a minute silence in honour of two former Ministers Senator Bode Olowoporoku and Alhaji Umaru Muhammad Baba.

The virtual FEC meeting, which was presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (SAN), had seven members physically present in the Executive Council Chambers of the State House.

Officially announcing the passage of the two former ministers to Council, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha, recalled their various services to the country.

Senator Olowoporoku, who served as Senator representing Ekiti South Senatorial, was Minister of Science and Technology in the Second Republic.

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He died on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at 76.

Baba was at different times Minister of State for Petroleum Resources and Minister of State for Defence.

He died on Friday, March 26, 2021 at 81.

Also at the FEC meeting is Chief of Staff to President Professor Ibrahim Gambari and National Security Adviser (NSA), Major-General Babagana Monguno (Rtd).

The Ministers in physical attendance include those of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi; Power Engr. Mamman Saleh; Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed and Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed.

Others are Ministers of the FCT, Mallam Mohammed Bello; Aviation Senator Hadi Sirika and the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami.

The Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan as well as other members of Council joined the meeting virtually.

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