26th October, 2017
The Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazzau, is absent at the ongoing Federal Executive Council meeting.
The meeting, which started at 11:00am, is being presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The Presidency had Wednesday said today’s meeting would discuss the 2018 Appropriation Bill.
Daily Trust reports that as of the time of filing this report, Dambazzau was not in attendance.
The Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami and the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita, are present at the meeting.
Some Nigerians, including members of the Peoples Democratic Party, had called on Buhari to suspend Dambazzau and Malami over the reinstatement and deployment of the embattled chairman of the presidential task force on pension reforms, Abdulrasheed Maina.
The president had on Monday directed Maina’s immediate disengagement from service.
The Head of Service had since submitted a report to the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, as directed.