President Bola Tinubu has warned government officials and family members against attending the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting without invitation. He issued the warning before the FEC meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Monday.
“Last week, I noticed people sneaking in and out of this council. People had access to this place when they should not have. That is not acceptable,” Tinubu said.
He then announced that only four people are granted the exception to be present at FEC meetings without invitation:
Hadiza Usman, Special Adviser on Policy Coordination
Bayo Onanuga, Special Adviser on Information and Strategy
Hakeem Muri-Okunola, Principal Private Secretary
Damilotun Aderemi, Private Secretary
“These are the people who are granted the exception to be here when we are conducting the nation’s business. Unless I sent for you, don’t come,” Tinubu said.
He directed the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, George Akume, and the Head of Civil Service of the Federation (HCSF), Folashade Yemi-Esan, to take note of his directive.
“Unless they are your staff that are included, no one should have access to the FEC meeting, except I have announced their names to you,” Tinubu said.
He also emphasized that the planning of an event about the government must be well articulated and followed accurately.