Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has described President Muhammadu Buhari as a blessing to the nation, saying that Nigerians have gained a lot from his wealth of experience.
Gbajabiamila in a statement issued on Wednesday by his media aide, Lanre Lasisi, said President Buhari deserves being celebrated at 78 given his commitment to a better Nigeria for the good of the citizens.
“Nigeria and Nigerians have gained a lot from your wealth of experience and selfless service to the country and humanity in your 78-year sojourn on mother earth,” the Speaker was quoted as saying.
“As our leader, your humility, dedication to the unity of Nigeria, and commitment to making the country better are unquestionable,” the Speaker said. “Under our great party, the APC, you have redefined selfless service. Nigerians should continue to support the President for there are better days ahead. “All that the President needs is our support and prayers. Whether you’re in the ruling party or the opposition, you need to support and pray for President Buhari to succeed.
“Nigeria is the only country we can call ours, and we must do everything possible to make our nation great. “I am optimistic that with the right support and prayers from all stakeholders, President Buhari will exceed our expectations,” Gbajabiamila said. While praying for continuous good health, God’s protection and guidance, the Speaker wished the President many more fruitful years ahead.
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari today linked up with the week’s virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting, holding in the Council Chamber of the State House, Abuja, from his home Daura in Katsina State. The Meeting, being presided over by the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo (SAN), took off at about 10:04, with the National Anthem and prayers, said by the National Security Adviser (NSA), Major General Babagana Monguno (Rtd), and the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire.
Reports say the Permanent Secretary, Ecological Funds Office, Mrs. Habiba Lawal, stood in as scribe of the meeting for the Secretary to the Government of the Federation SGF Mr Boss Mustapha, who is currently self-isolating. Mustapha, with other members of his household, including his wife, proceeded on self-isolating over the weekend after some members of his family tested positive to COVID-19.
Chief of Staff to the President, Professor Ibrahim Gambari, is among those physically in attendance at the meeting. Among ministers in physical attendance at the meeting are those of Transportation Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi; Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed; Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed; Education, Adamu Adamu; Works and Housing, Babtunde Fashola; Agriculture, Sabo Nanono; and Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mohammed Bello.
Others are Police Affairs, Muhammad Dingyadi; Environment, Dr Mohammad Abubakar; Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami; Defence, Major General Bashir Magashi (Rtd); Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika; Industry, Trade and Investment Otunba Niyi Adebayo; Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva; Minister of State for the Environment, Sharon Ikeazor. The Head of Service of the Federation, Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan and other ministers are participating in the weekly council meeting from their various offices in Abuja.Nigerians To Receive
COVID-19 Vaccine By End Of January – FG
The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, has said that Nigerians should expect to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by the end of January 2021.
He stated this on Wednesday during the 28th Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the Council Chamber of the State House, Abuja presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
According to the Minister, a technical working group in the Ministry of Health is working on which vaccine will best suit Nigeria.
President Muhammadu Buhari, who is currently in his hometown, Daura in Katsina State, joined the meeting virtually.
To commence the meeting, the National Security Adviser, Major General Babagana Munguno (retd), said the Muslim opening prayer while the minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, said the Christian prayer.