Tinubu Bars Son From FEC Meetings

Tinubu Bars Son From FEC Meetings
  • PublishedNovember 1, 2023

President Bola Tinubu has banned his son, Seyi and others from attending the weekly Federal Executive Council meetings.

Tinubu accused them of having undue access to the meeting which is the highest decision-making body of the government.

The FEC meeting, presided over by the President has the Vice President, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, all ministers, the Head of Civil Service of the Federation and some top presidential aides as members.

At the opening of the last meeting of the council on Monday, however, Tinubu noted that some persons who have no reasons to be at the meetings have been attending.

According to him’ “I saw the photograph of my son, Seyi, sitting behind. That is not acceptable.

“I will announce to you those people who are supposed to be here,” he said.

President Tinubu went on to name his Special Advisers on Policy Coordination, Hadiza Usman; Information and Strategy, Bayo Onanuga; Principal Private Secretary, Hakeem Muri-Okunola and Private Secretary, Damilotun Aderemi.

“Those are people who are granted an exception to be here when we’re conducting the business of the nation. Unless I send for you, don’t come, make it clear,” Tinubu added.

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